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Author Woollett, Laura A, author.

Title Big top burning : the story of an arsonist, a missing girl, and the greatest show on Earth / Laura A. Woollett.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2015]

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 974.63 WOO    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 974.63 WOO    Available
Description 167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-156) and index.
Contents 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.
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.
Subject Hartford Circus Fire, Hartford, Conn., 1944 -- Juvenile literature.
Fires -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Arson -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Dead -- Identification -- Case studies -- Juvenile literature.
Hartford (Conn.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Hartford Circus Fire, Hartford, Conn., 1944.
Fires -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- History.
Arson -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- History.
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows -- History.
Dead -- Identification -- Case studies.
Hartford (Conn.) -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781613731147 (cloth)
1613731140

 
    
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