Who Was P. T. Barnum?
Who Was P. T. Barnum?  -     By: Kirsten Anderson
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Who was P. T. Barnum? What is he best remembered for?

This engaging biography covers P. T. Barnum's life, including his transition from owning a museum filled with rare and unusual items to transforming the American circus with exhibitions that left his visitors wondering whether what they saw were authentic wonders, hoaxes, or a little bit of both!

Part of the "Who is." series of biographies for middle-grade readers. 112 pages, softcover. Grades 3-7.

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Title: Who Was P. T. Barnum?
By: Kirsten Anderson
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.31 (inches)
Weight: 4 ounces
ISBN: 0448488485
ISBN-13: 9780448488486
Ages: 8-12
Series: Who Was...?
Stock No: WW488486

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Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up for Who HQ's entertaining biography of P. T. Barnum: politician, businessman, and The Greatest Showman on Earth!

After moving from Connecticut to New York City in 1834, twenty-four-year-old Phineas Taylor Barnum launched his now-legendary career as a showman. Even though spectators debated whether his exhibitions were authentic wonders, hoaxes, or a little bit of both, they were always astounded by what they saw. And readers are sure to be amazed by the story of how Barnum went from owning a museum filled with rare and unusual items to transforming the American circus into a popular and thrilling phenomenon.

Author Bio

Kirsten Anderson is a writer and actress who lives in New York City with her charming Pomeranian, Sunflower. She has written several biographies for children, including Who Was Andy Warhol? and Who Was Robert Ripley?

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