Friday, November 20, 2009

The Great and Only Barnum - The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum by Candace Fleming

"He was P.T. Barnum -- known far and wide for his bearded ladies and skeleton collections; his midgets and three-ring circuses; his wax museums, jumbo elephants, dancing bears, and mermaids."

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Abstract: 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.

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books; 152 pages

1 comment:

Sarai said...

To say the least...what a character! This book was highly readable and informative, without seeming to get "bogged down" with little things. My biggest complaint was that the bookmaking was rather bland (as far as use of color and sidebars).