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

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

Label
The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum
Title
The great and only Barnum
Title remainder
the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum
Statement of responsibility
by Candace Fleming ; illustrated by Ray Fenwick
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Come one, come all to the larger-than-life biography of P. T. Barnum, showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Visit Barnum's American Museum, established in only four weeks. Meet Madame Josephine Clofulia, the Swiss Bearded Lady. Get to know Tom Thumb, a miniature man only 25 inches tall, and his tiny bride. Watch as the circus parade goes by, elephants tail to trunk, costumed performers waving, lions yawning
Summary
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
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2010
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
325460
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, Candace,
Dewey number
  • 791.3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • 980L
  • Ages 8-12
  • 980
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
GV1811.B3
LC item number
F55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fenwick, Ray,
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Circus owners
  • Circus owners
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum
Label
The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum, by Candace Fleming ; illustrated by Ray Fenwick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 144-145) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
21000515
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780375841972
Lccn
2008045847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375841972
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn270129826
  • (OCoLC)270129826
Label
The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum, by Candace Fleming ; illustrated by Ray Fenwick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 144-145) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
21000515
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
151 pages
Isbn
9780375841972
Lccn
2008045847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375841972
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn270129826
  • (OCoLC)270129826

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