This sweet lil children s book gave me a nice quick biographical peek at an interesting fellow.
I bet kids will love it too A tall tale style account of The Great Antonio s life In some ways he reminded me of Andre the Giant who will forever and always be conflated with Fezzik in my mind , and so I loved him for that But Antonio also brings some unique greatness to the giant wrestler persona I think my favorite quirk might be his braids, and overall I can see him appealing to kids who appreciate larger than life characters.
My only real criticism is that I wanted to knowinformation There is a short note after the story about how The Great Antonio was a real man who lived in the author s hometown and there is a single photograph of a joyfully exuberant man inside the front cover But this just whetted my appetite.

Very short readmeant for early readers Can be read in less than 5 minutes.
Stunning and intricate illustrations and real photos Absolutely love it My kids and I all love this book Over the past month or so we ve read it dozens of times and maxed out our renewals at the library There s something very compelling about Antonio s story the combination of brute strength and a loving personality, and the fact that he ended up so lonely and sad I thought the idea about him being from outer space was a conceit of the author, but it turns out the real Antonio did claim to be from another planet Even though the story is based on fact, it has an unreal, almost spiritual quality and I think that is partly what has my kids asking for it again and again Also, there are so many little things to be fascinated by the long braids, the scenes with kids, the fight with the bearsometimes when I have to read stories too many times I get bored, but with this one I really didn t mind.
5 stars.
Cool non fiction comic easy reader so many modifiers about a Croatian Canadian strongman The illustrations are great, but it s not really a comic like the other Toon books It is actually a pretty typical illustrated easy reader, but about a super entertaining topic The Great Antonio seems like such a wild character, it s fun to imagine him living his life in the real world.
Ø Le Grand Antonio ✓ La tr s r put e lise Gravel nous revient en force avec un conte biographique tout aussi excentrique que triste pour certains passages Dans cet album, l on suit la vie d Antonio, alias Antonio Barichievich, de sa naissance ses d buts d homme fort, en passant par sa carri re de lutteur Le r cit ne nous montre pas tous les vrais d tails de la vie de cet homme fort Et tant mieux Car ces trous de l histoire contribue donner un caract re farfelu aux exploits du grand Antonio, m me si quelques uns de ces exploits s av rent tre vrais Les illustrations me plaisent, en ce sens qu elles contribuent sublimer la nature de l homme fort qu tait Antonio, mais en subtilit J esp re pouvoir lire d autres albums de ce genre dans le futur This short biography about a strong man who lived in Canada but came from Croatia was picture book length on text and informative I didn t connect with the story but the book does a good job of explaining Antonio s size and his life and his sadness The publisher describes it as an easy to read comic toon book Level 2 It had muted colors and illustrations Would be good for struggling readers who need books that are easy leveled readers with a topic that is older Hi lo reader.
Ans, Antonio Arrive Au Canada Par Bateau Il Est Immense Et Tr S, Tr S Fort Il Mesure Un M Tre Quatre Vingt Treize Et P SeKilos Le Grand Antonio Aime Montrer Sa Force Il Tire Des Autobus Bond S De Gens Avec Ses Cheveux Et Combat Des Champions Japonais Ses Cheveux Sont Des Tresses Paisses Et Lorsqu Il Met Des Tiges De M Tal L Int Rieur, Elles Deviennent Des Antennes Qui Lui Permettent De Communiquer Avec Les Extraterrestres Le é read Î Le Grand Antonio by Elise Gravel ☆ Grand Antonio Est Le Plus C L Bre Homme Fort De Montr Al Et Lise Gravel Lui Rend Hommage Avec Son Premier Livre La Past Que If you want to read a reader biography about a person you have never heard of and wonder if that person is real and then double check that this is in fact about an actual person and then use wikipedia to make sure you really have found a biography and then sit with your eyebrows scrunched, this book is for you That was weird, but I kinda liked it.

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