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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.
|Title: Who Was P. T. Barnum?|
By: Kirsten Anderson
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.31 (inches)
|Weight: 4 ounces|
Series: Who Was...?
Stock No: WW488486
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.