Read Strong as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth Online Free - Little Friedrich Muller was a puny weakling who longed to be athletic and strong like the ancient Roman gladiators. He exercised and exercised. But he to no avail.
As a young man, he found himself under the tutelage of a professional body builder. Friedrich worked and worked. He changed his name to Eugen Sandow and he got bigger and stronger. Everyone wanted to become "as strong as Sandow."
Inspired by his own experiences body-building, Don Tate tells the story of how Eugen Sandow changed the way people think about strength and exercise and made it a part of everyday life.
Backmatter includes more information about Sandow, suggestions for exercise, an author's note, and a bibliography.
|Title||:||Strong as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
August 14, 2017
Great book for children to think about the role exercise plays in their life! I like the author's note at the end where Don Tate acknowledges that many of the materials about Sandow contradict each other. He shares that his goal for the book was to "tell the story as I think Sandow would have wan...
July 30, 2017
One of the challenges of writing a picture biography is knowing how much to include and how much to leave out, simply because there isn't room for everything. And as Don Tate discusses in his author's note at the end of the book, it becomes even more difficult when only a little it is known about...
September 03, 2017
When you're short (five feet, one inch as an adult) you grow up hearing your dad say, "She's little but she's wiry." Hearing the pride in his voice made me try harder at everything I did. It wasn't until my late twenties (high school sports for girls consisted of the Girls Athletic Association an...
July 10, 2017
Tate, Don Strong as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth. PICTURE BOOK. Charlesbridge, 2017. $18.
Eugen Sandow was born Frederich Muller, a sickly, weak boy who almost didn’t survive childhood. Survive he did, though, and he became obsessed with becoming stronger. Before he w...
September 21, 2017
Every March the Arnold Fitness and Sports Festival is held here in Columbus. Arnold Schwarzenegger comes to town and so do all of the body builders. This would be an awesome book to share with young readers here to learn how one of the earliest body builders got his start. Born in Europe during t...
September 04, 2017
Clear, straightforward text, infused with engaging adjectives gives an overview of Sandow's life.
Full color illustrations follow the text. I would like to know what the 6-star medallion represents that he is shown wearing in a couple of the endpage images.
I found the backmatter equally interestin...
June 03, 2017
I received an autographed copy at Book Expo America and I must say this was fabulous! This picture book biography of the father of modern day body-building is inspiring for those that want to become stronger in body as well as mind. I appreciated how health conscious the book was, which was depic...
June 03, 2017
I received a copy of this book at Book Expo 2017.
This is a really well researched picture book biography on Eugen Sandow. The book covers from Sandow's childhood throughout his life. Not only was Sandow interested in physical health but also eating healthy. I knew nothing about Sandow before this...
August 31, 2017
This was such an interesting biography of a man I'd never heard of before. The focus on working to become strong and physical fitness is really great. Tate does a nice job discussing the fact that records are spotty on what Sandow did and didn't accomplish, that he chose to write this biography t...
September 22, 2017
Disappointed to see Sandow's childhood body referred to as "weak and puny." The book said that Sandow's father wanted him to be an academic, when he was actually pushed to become a Lutheran minister. Other than those moments, the book was engaging, and it was awesome to read about Tate's history...