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The Great and Only Barnum

The tremendous, stupendous Candace Fleming has written another thought-provoking biography about the greatest showman on earth. The Great and Only Barnum is full of fascinating facts, amazing anecdotes, sensational sidebars, and phenomenal photographs.

The Great and Only Barnum begins with P.T. Barnum’s birth and ends with his death. Barnum was born in a very poor family in 1810 and he died 81 years later. He was named after his grandfather, Phineas Taylor, but his family called him Tale. His grandfather enjoyed playing pranks on family members.

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George Washington Carver by Tonya Bolden, Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2008.

Our Abe Lincoln by Jim Aylesworth, Scholastic, 2009

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