Free Teacher Guide for Tricky Vic

A FREE teacher guide is now available for Tricky Vic by Greg Pizzoli!

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The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower

In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, aka “Tricky Vic,” conned his way through
Europe to America and back again. He swindled unsuspecting marks into giving
him thousands of dollars for a money-printing box that did not actually print
counterfeit money, stole from wealthy passengers on transatlantic steamships, and
conned scrap metal dealers into bidding for the rights to dismantle the Eiffel Tower
before being arrested in New York for a real counterfeiting scheme. These thrilling
and daring exploits provide insights into one of the world’s greatest con artists, and
show readers how a con man lives and operates. Informational sidebars and back
matter provide background for the time period and help kids understand this
narrative picture book biography.

Click here to download the guide for Tricky Vic, which I created in conjunction with the author. There's plenty to think about and discuss with this excellent book. We hope you enjoy it. 

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