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

Author: Candace Fleming; Ray Fenwick
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: P T Barnum; P T Barnum; P T Barnum; P T (Phineas Taylor) 1810-1891 Barnum
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Candace Fleming; Ray Fenwick
ISBN: 9780375945977 0375945970 9780375841972 0375841970
OCLC Number: 270129826
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
YALSA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Finalist, 2010.
Target Audience: Ages 8-12.; Middle School.; 980
Description: 151 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "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.
Responsibility: by Candace Fleming ; illustrated by Ray Fenwick.

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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.

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