The Strongest Man in the World: Luis Cyr (Hardcover)

Luis Cyr

By Nicolas Debon, Nicolas Debon (Illustrator)

Groundwood Books, 9780888997319, 36pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007



Strongman and circus owner Louis Cyr captured the world's imagination with his remarkable feats of strength and mammoth proportions. Set in Quebec at the turn of the 20th century, this visual biography features the celebrity in his old age, recalling his glory days for his young daughter. In vivid detail he recounts his adventures traveling through Europe performing feats of strength that astounded audiences and remain unsurpassed today. Nicholas Debon's vibrant illustrations and moving text bring the world of circuses and celebrities from long ago to life for young readers.