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Strong Man: The Story of Charles Atlas

by Meghan McCarthy

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  BRCSBooks | Oct 30, 2011 |
Summary: This biography tells the story of Charles Atlas, the famous bodybuilder. The story begins with him as a boy immigrating to America from Italy. He was bullied a boy, leading him to develop a fitness program to gain muscle. The rest of the book tells of his accomplishments.
Media: Acrylic paint on gessoed paper ( )
  mpitcairn06 | Nov 16, 2009 |
Strong Man is a great children's biography of Charles Atlas, a man who advocated personal fitness through eating healthy, exercising through resistance training, avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol, and by believing in yourself. These great concepts are throughout this text, intertwined in the life of Charles Atlas, an Italian immigrant who believed in himself and healthy living to become (officially!) The World's Most Perfectly Developed Man! The book is illustrated with drawings and photographs, and makes this nonfiction story so interesting, and would make the perfect pick for introducing a unit to upper elementary students on healthy choices. ( )
  pacifickle | Mar 23, 2008 |
Simple text and illustrations present the life of fitness legend Charles Atlas. A quick and interesting read about the former "98-pound weakling" who's body building ads filled the back pages of comic books for years.
  prkcs | Aug 29, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375829407, Hardcover)

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.

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Simple text and illustrations present the life of fitness legend Charles Atlas.

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