The Remarkable True Story of A Man in MiniatureStreaming Audiobook - 2012
When Charles S. Stratton was born in 1838, he seemed 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 fifteen pounds-the exact size he had been as a seven-month-old baby. It was then that P. T. Barnum persuaded Charley's family to allow him to exhibit their son in his museum and tour him around the world as a curiosity. Tom Thumb, as Barnum dubbed him, was a natural performer. He became enormously popular and wealthy, more so than any other performer before him, in large part due to the marketing genius of Barnum. In this spirited biography-the first on its subject-George Sullivan recounts the fascinating adventures of the real Tom Thumb, and also raises challenging questions about what constitutes exploitation-both in the nineteenth century and today.
Publisher: [United States] : AudioGO : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 36 min.)) : digital