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We are all his creatures : tales of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman

Author: Deborah NoyesJess NahikianCarly RobinsLauren EzzoAndrew EldenAll authors
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2020] ℗2020.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Much has been written about P. T. Barnum -- legendary showman, entrepreneur, marketing genius, and one of the most famous nineteenth-century personalities. For those who lived in Barnum's shadow, however, life was complex. P. T. Barnum's two families -- his family at home, including his two wives and his daughters, and his family at work, including Little People, a giantess, an opera singer, and many sideshow  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Juvenile works
Short stories
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: P T Barnum; P T Barnum
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Noyes; Jess Nahikian; Carly Robins; Lauren Ezzo; Andrew Elden; Will Ropp; Sarah Zimmerman, (Actress)
ISBN: 9781799731245 1799731243
OCLC Number: 1190698804
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Performed by Jess Nahikian, Carly Robins, Lauren Ezzo, Andrew Elden, Will Ropp, & Sarah Zimmerman.
Description: 5 audio discs (6 hours,, 17 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: The mermaid (1842) --
The mysterious arm (1842) --
Returning a bloom to its bud (1845) --
Beside myself (1851) --
We will always be sisters (1852) --
The fairy wedding (1863) --
An extraordinary specimen of magnified humanity (1865) --
The Bearded Lady's son (1868) --
It's not humbug if you believe it (1869) --
All elephants are tragic (1889) --
What makes you think we want you here? (1891).
Responsibility: Deborah Noyes.

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Much has been written about P. T. Barnum -- legendary showman, entrepreneur, marketing genius, and one of the most famous nineteenth-century personalities. For those who lived in Barnum's shadow, however, life was complex. P. T. Barnum's two families -- his family at home, including his two wives and his daughters, and his family at work, including Little People, a giantess, an opera singer, and many sideshow entertainers -- suffered greatly from his cruelty and exploitation. Yet, at the same time, some of his performers, such as General Tom Thumb (Charles Stratton), became wealthy celebrities who were admired and feted by presidents and royalty. In this collection of interlinked stories illustrated with archival photographs, Deborah Noyes digs deep into what is known about the people in Barnum's orbit and imagines their personal lives, putting front and center the complicated joy and pain of what it meant to be one of Barnum's "creatures."

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We Are All His Creatures

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Some might find this book interesting, especially if they are into history. Although the parts of the stories are not necessarily true, the reader will gain insight into what it was like to be a part of P. T. Barnum''s life, whether as an animal, a family member, or a performer. When one thinks of...
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