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Big top burning : the story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on earth

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Recounts the true story of one of the worst fire disasters in US history -- that of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in July 1944 in Hartford, Connecticut. The book follows the tragic stories of a family whose children were in the audience that day, and a 15-year-old circus employee with an incendiary past -- from book jacket.

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Geneva Public Library YA 974.6 WOO (Text)
Second Floor Nonfiction
52118300772826
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Livonia Public Library J 974.6 WOO (Text)
Children's New
52140300577021
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020 . ‡a9781613731147 (cloth)
020 . ‡a1613731140 (cloth)
020 . ‡a9781641602235 (paperback)
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049 . ‡aXDR
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1001 . ‡aWoollett, Laura A.
24510. ‡aBig top burning : ‡bthe story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on earth / ‡cLaura A. Woollett.
264 1. ‡aChicago, Illinois : ‡bChicago Review Press Incorporated, ‡c[2015]
300 . ‡a167 pages : ‡billustrations, photographs, ‡c23 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡aAlso published by Chicago Review, 2019.
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
5050 . ‡aPrologue -- 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.
520 . ‡aRecounts the true story of one of the worst fire disasters in US history -- that of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in July 1944 in Hartford, Connecticut. The book follows the tragic stories of a family whose children were in the audience that day, and a 15-year-old circus employee with an incendiary past -- from book jacket.
61020. ‡aRingling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows ‡xHistory ‡vJuvenile literature.
61020. ‡aRingling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows ‡xHistory.
650 0. ‡aHartford Circus Fire, Hartford, Conn., 1944 ‡vJuvenile literature.
650 0. ‡aFires ‡zConnecticut ‡zHartford ‡xHistory ‡vJuvenile literature.
650 0. ‡aArson ‡zConnecticut ‡zHartford ‡xHistory ‡vJuvenile literature.
650 0. ‡aDead ‡xIdentification ‡vCase studies ‡vJuvenile literature.
650 0. ‡aHartford Circus Fire, Hartford, Conn., 1944.
650 0. ‡aFires ‡zConnecticut.
650 0. ‡aArson.
650 1. ‡aHartford Circus Fire, Hartford, Conn., 1944 ‡vJuvenile literature.
650 1. ‡aFires ‡zConnecticut ‡zHartford ‡xHistory ‡vJuvenile literature.
650 1. ‡aArson ‡zConnecticut ‡zHartford ‡xHistory ‡vJuvenile literature.
650 1. ‡aDead ‡xIdentification ‡vCase studies ‡vJuvenile literature.
651 0. ‡aHartford (Conn.) ‡xHistory ‡y20th century ‡vJuvenile literature.
651 0. ‡aHartford (Conn.) ‡xHistory.
905 . ‡ukriedener
901 . ‡a513859 ‡bOWWL ‡c513859 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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