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Author Woollett, Laura A.
Title Big top burning : the true story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth / Laura A. Woollett.
Pub Info Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2015]
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book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Barnstable (Sturgis) Juv.  J 974.63 WOO     AVAILABLE
 Bourne-Children's Room  J 974.63 Woo     AVAILABLE
 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J 974.63 WOO     AVAILABLE
 West Tisbury-Juvenile  J 974.6 WOO     AVAILABLE
Descript 167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Accelerated Reader MG 7.1 3 3 182050
Summary Draws upon primary source documents and survivor interviews to recount the story of one of the worst disasters in American history, the 1944 Hartford circus fire, which claimed the lives of over one hundred people.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-155) and index.
Contents Prologue -- The circus comes to town -- "The greatest show on earth" -- Fire! -- "The day the clowns cried" -- Municipal hospital -- "Who knows this child?" -- Who was to blame? -- Accident or arson? -- A name for Little Miss 1565 -- Epilogue.
Subject Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows -- History.
Hartford Circus Fire, Hartford, Conn., 1944 -- Juvenile literature.
Fires -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Arson -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Dead -- Identification -- Case studies -- Juvenile literature.
Hartford Circus Fire, Hartford, Conn., 1944.
Fires -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- History.
Arson -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- History.
Dead -- Identification -- Case studies.
Hartford (Conn.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Hartford (Conn.) -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781613731147 (cloth)
1613731140 (cloth)
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