Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb

Book - 1989
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Houghton
When Charles S. Stratton was born in 1838, he was a large baby, perfect in every way. But then he stopped growing. At age four, though a happy and mischievous child, he was just over two feet tall and weighed only fifteen pounds—the exact same size he had been as a seven-month-old baby. It was then that the notorious showman P.T. Barnum dubbed him Tom Thumb and put him on display, touring him around the world as a curiosity.
     A natural performer, Charley became enormously popular and wealthy, more so than any other performer before him. In this spirited biography—the first on its subject—George Sullivan recounts the fascinating adventures of Tom Thumb, and raises challenging questions about what constitutes exploitation—both in the 19th century and today.


Baker & Taylor
Little Tom's curiosity gets him into several dangerous situations, but he faces his greatest peril when he attempts to protect King Arthur's court from a giant

Baker
& Taylor

After many adventures, a tiny boy, no bigger than his father's thumb, earns a place as the smallest Knight of the Round Table.

Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1989
ISBN: 9780152892814
0152892818
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm

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