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The Giant and how he humbugged America

Author: Jim Murphy
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A description of the Cardiff Giant mystery in which a man in upstate New York buried a ten-foot-tall, petrified model of a man, which was discovered by well diggers a year later, and set into motion a money-making spectacle.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: P T Barnum; P T Barnum; P T Barnum
Material Type: Document, Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Murphy
ISBN: 9780545537759 0545537754
OCLC Number: 840487407
Target Audience: Grades 2-6.
Description: 1 online resource : ill.
Contents: The discovery --
Word spreads --
The scientists' opinions --
Open for business --
Changes --
Embarrassing accusations --
The ugly truth --
A giant move --
Enter Barnum --
Giant problems all around --
A giant farewell --
A final resting place --
Other famous hoaxes --
A word about my research.
Responsibility: Jim Murphy.

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A description of the Cardiff Giant mystery in which a man in upstate New York buried a ten-foot-tall, petrified model of a man, which was discovered by well diggers a year later, and set into motion a money-making spectacle.

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