The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 151 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780375945977; 0375945970.Subject(s): Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891 -- Juvenile literature | Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891 | Circus owners -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Circus owners
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Step right up Meet the astounding . . . the amazing . . . P. T. Barnum <br>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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 144-145) and index.
"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.
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.
A Junior Library Guild selection.