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Author Fleming, Candace.

Title The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum / by Candace Fleming ; illustrated by Ray Fenwick.

Publisher New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2009.


 Orange Branch  JUV 791.3092 FLE     AVAILABLE
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Audience Ages 8-12.
Synopsis 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.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 144-145) and index.
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.
Subject Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891 -- Juvenile literature.
Circus owners -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891.
Circus owners -- United States -- Biography.
Alt Author Fenwick, Ray, ill.
ISBN 9780375945977 (reinforced)
0375945970 (reinforced)
9780375841972 (hardcover) :
0375841970 (hardcover) :