Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Great and Only Barnum by Candace Fleming

Fleming, Candace. The Great and Only Barnum: the Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum 142 pgs. Schwartz and Wade Books, 2009. $18.99. Content G-reference book. This biography of famous circus showman P.T. Barnum is full of pictures and historical sidebars about other happenings of the times. This is a great resource for time period because it shows how historical events influenced Barnum. It also has reference to Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph and how Barnum was invited to record his voice for posterity. MS, HS - ESSENTIAL Shauna, reading teacher.

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