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

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The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum by Candace Fleming
Hardcover $19.99
Sep 08, 2009 | ISBN 9780375841972

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Praise

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.”

Awards

ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER 2010

ALA Notable Children’s Book WINNER 2010

Chicago Public LibraryÂ’s Best of the Best books WINNER

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices WINNER 2010

Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Books WINNER 2009

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year WINNER 2009

New Jersey Garden State Children’s Book Award NOMINEE

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Master List NOMINEE 2011

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award NOMINEE

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