Gravel, Elise

The Great Antonio

(2) K-3 Translated by Richard Kutner. TOON Books continues to reinvent the easy reader with this biography of eccentric strongman Antonio Barichievich, a Croatian-born showman who became a Montreal legend. Simple text mingles fact, speculation, and tall tale. Energetic illustrations in muted colors feature a large, pink, hairy, joyful Antonio; wild typefaces seem to want to burst from the page. Back matter includes a few more details about Antonio.


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