Murphy, Jim, 1947-

The Giant and how he humbugged America / Jim Murphy. - 1st ed. - New York : Scholastic Press, 2012.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-108) and index.

The discovery -- Word spreads -- The scientists' opinions -- Open for business -- Changes -- Embarrassing accusations -- The ugly truth -- A giant move -- Enter Barnum -- Giant problems all around -- A giant farewell -- A final resting place -- Other famous hoaxes -- A word about my research.

A description of the Cardiff Giant mystery in which a man in upstate New York buried a ten-foot-tall, petrified model of a man, which was discovered by well diggers a year later, and set into motion a money-making spectacle.

Grades 2-6.

9780439691840 (hbk.) 0439691842 (hbk.)


Barnum, P. T. 1810-1891 --Juvenile literature.

Cardiff giant--Juvenile literature.
Forgery of antiquities--New York (State)--Cardiff--Juvenile literature.

Cardiff (N.Y.)--Antiquities--Juvenile literature.
New York (State)--Antiquities--Juvenile literature.

F129.C27 / M87 2012