The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum

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Product Details

Price
$19.99
Publisher
Schwartz & Wade Books
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
7.98 X 0.72 X 9.78 inches | 1.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780375841972

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About the Author

Candace Fleming is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children. She lives in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.

Reviews

New York Times Book Review, December 6, 2009: "Lively... an engrossing portrait...honest and fun"

Starred Review, Booklist, June 1, 2009:
"The material is inherently juicy, but credit Fleming's vivacious prose, bountiful period illustrations, and copious source notes for fashioning a full picture of one of the forbearers of modern celebrity."

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2009:
"As revealing as it is entertaining."

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, October 2009: "the extensive gallery of period photos, engravings, and advertising bills, are worth the price of admission, and bibliography, source notes, index, and web resources will assist students in turning a rousing good read into an entertaining school report."

Publishers Weekly, August 31, 2009: "Audiences will step right up to this illuminating and thorough portrait of an entertainment legend"

School Library Journal, September 2009: "An outstanding choice for all middle level and secondary collections."

Instructor, November/December 2009: "You'll want to invite readers to step right up to this three-ring circus of a biography, which not only tells the story of P.T. Barnum, but also the circus culture he helped create and his impact and modern entertainment."