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

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Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books,
Pub. Date:
c2009.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 7 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
980L
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Step right up Meet the astounding . . . the amazing . . . P. T. Barnum The award-winning author of The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac brings us the larger-than-life biography of showman P. T. Barnum. Known far and wide for his jumbo elephants, midgets, and three-ring circuses, here's a complete and captivating look at the man behind the Greatest Show on Earth. Readers can visit Barnum's American Museum; meet Tom Thumb, the miniature man (only 39 inches tall) and his tinier bride (32 inches); experience the thrill Barnum must have felt when, at age 60, he joined the circus; and discover Barnum's legacy to the 19th century and beyond. Drawing on old circus posters, photographs, etchings, ticket stubs--and with incredible decorative art by Ray Fenwick--this book presents history as it's never been experienced before--a show-stopping event From the Hardcover edition.
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subject_facet Barnum, P. T. -- (Phineas Taylor), -- 1810-1891 -- Juvenile literature
Circus owners -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum
title_full The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum / by Candace Fleming ; illustrated by Ray Fenwick
title_short The great and only Barnum :
title_sub the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum
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Circus owners