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The Great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum

Fleming, Candace (Author). Fenwick, Ray. (Added Author).
  • ISBN: 0375841970 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 9780375841972 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0375945970 (reinforced)
  • ISBN: 9780375945977 (reinforced)
  • Physical Description: 151 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2009.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library.

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George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library Y B BARNUM 34510010617122 Teen Area - Biographies Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 144-145) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: "I am a showman" -- That Barnum boy -- The apprentice showman -- A visit to the American Museum -- Humbug! -- A miniature man and a nightingale -- The man behind the curtain -- Endings and beginnings -- Circus man -- Come to the circus -- The egress.
Summary, etc.: Biography of P.T. Barnum, showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Readers can visit Barnum's American Museum; meet Tom Thumb, the miniature man (only 39 in. tall) and his tinier bride (32 in.); experience the thrill Barnum must have felt when, at age 60, he joined the circus; and discover Barnum's legacy.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject: Circus owners United States Biography
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor) 1810-1891
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