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The Resource Andre the Giant : life and legend, Box Brown

Andre the Giant : life and legend, Box Brown

Label
Andre the Giant : life and legend
Title
Andre the Giant
Title remainder
life and legend
Statement of responsibility
Box Brown
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing from historical records about Andre's life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in Andre the Giant, the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century's most recognizable figures
Summary
Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who'd been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant. Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre's life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in Andre the Giant, the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century's most recognizable figures.--Publisher's description
Writing style
Illustration
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  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2015.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2015.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10301952
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Box
Dewey number
796.812092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • GN560L
  • Decoding demand: 90 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 100 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 66 (high)
  • Structure demand: 87 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
GV1196.A53
LC item number
B76 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 560
  • 560
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
Reading level
3.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Andre
  • Wrestlers
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
his life and legend
Label
Andre the Giant : life and legend, Box Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1016318
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781596438514
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781596438514
  • (OCoLC)872712627
Label
Andre the Giant : life and legend, Box Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1016318
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781596438514
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781596438514
  • (OCoLC)872712627

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