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The Resource Tricky Vic : the impossibly true story of the man who sold the Eiffel Tower, Greg Pizzoli

Tricky Vic : the impossibly true story of the man who sold the Eiffel Tower, Greg Pizzoli

Label
Tricky Vic : the impossibly true story of the man who sold the Eiffel Tower
Title
Tricky Vic
Title remainder
the impossibly true story of the man who sold the Eiffel Tower
Statement of responsibility
Greg Pizzoli
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. "Count Victor Lustig," moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A "con" artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic, to Atlantic ocean liners, and across America. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of the city's most successful scrap metal dealers! Six weeks later, he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again. Vic was never caught. For that particular scam, anyway
Summary
Recounts the life of Victor Lustig, an international con man who had swindled thousands of people, including Al Capone, and was best known for "selling" the Eiffel Tower
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, 2015.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2016
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10405277
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 364.16/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 7 and up
  • 1230
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
HV6248.L98
LC item number
P59 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1230
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the impossibly true story of the man who sold the Eiffel Tower
Label
Tricky Vic : the impossibly true story of the man who sold the Eiffel Tower, Greg Pizzoli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 37)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
20383063
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
39 pages
Isbn
9780670016525
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014020580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881093698
  • (OCoLC)881093698
Label
Tricky Vic : the impossibly true story of the man who sold the Eiffel Tower, Greg Pizzoli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 37)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
20383063
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
39 pages
Isbn
9780670016525
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014020580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881093698
  • (OCoLC)881093698

Library Locations

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