Strong Man

Strong Man

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He could tear phone books in half, bend iron bars into giant Us, and pull a 145,000-pound train with his bare hands. But Charles Atlas wasn't always one of America's most famous strong men. Once upon a time, he was a -97-pound weakling- who was picked on by neighborhood bullies.Using her trademark humor, Meghan McCarthy brings to life the story of Charles Atlas, the man who would become -the World's Most Perfectly Developed Man- and, with his fitness campaign, inspired the entire nation to get in shape, eat right, and take charge of our lives.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 210.82 x 248.92 x 5.08mm | 204.12g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • DRAGONFLY BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • colour illustrations
  • 0553113542
  • 9780553113549
  • 1,199,088

Review quote

Starred review, Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2007: "[B]oth the humor of the illustrations and the accretion of cool Atlas facts ... keep things light without undercutting the author's genuine admiration for the man." Starred review, Booklist, June 1 and 15, 2007: "[A] cheerful introduction to a cultural legend whose messages about self-respect and healthy choices are just as timely today as they were 50 years ago." Starred review, School Library Journal, July 2007: "This colorful book captures both the essence and mystique of an American icon."show more

About Meghan McCarthy

Meghan McCarthy is the author-illustrator of The Adventures of Patty and the Big Red Bus and Aliens Are Coming!, which was praised in a starred review in School Library Journal as, -a unique treatment of a fascinating topic, and sure to have wide appeal.- She lives in Brooklyn, New York.show more

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94 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (39)
3 22% (21)
2 1% (1)
1 0% (0)
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