The Strongest Man in the World
The Legend of Louis Cyr
Lucie Papineau, Caroline Hamel, illustrator, Auzou Hardcover $16.95 (40pp), 978-2-7338-4614-8
Rising up from humble origins The Strongest Man in the World: The Legend of Louis Cyr, by Lucie Papineau, chronicles the amazing true story of Cyprien-noé Cyr from his hardworking boyhood as the oldest of seventeen children through his transformation from lumberjack to professional weight lifter and world-class champion. Caroline Hammel’s charmingly offbeat characterizations perfectly capture Cyr’s mix of Victorian Era immigrant and circus strongman, and a bonus dust jacket doubles as a poster complete with timeline and photographs.