The Strongest Man in the World
The Strongest Man in the World
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The Strongest Man in the World

Written by Lucie Papineau & illustrated by Caroline Hamel
Published by Auzou
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The Strongest Man in the World is a true story that reads like a Paul Bunyan tall tale. Cyprien-Noé was born into a poor family in a small village in Quebec, Canada in 1863. At the age of 8 he found a 100-pound calf that was stuck in the mud, lifted it up to his chin and carried it home over his shoulders. At 12, he came upon an injured man in the woods and carried him back to his horse and wagon. News of his strength spread. He changed his name to Louis Cyr, and, at age 18, he began traveling the United States, Canada and Europe, performing increasingly impressive feats of strength. At a performance in Boston when touring with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circuses, Cyr lifted 350 pounds with one hand. He entered contests, bested other strong men, and eventually became known around the globe as the “Strongest Man in the World”.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    May 16, 2017
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    Lexile® Level
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