The Giant and how he humbugged America / Jim Murphy.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2012Edition: 1st edISBN: 9780439691840 (hbk.); 0439691842 (hbk.)Subject(s): Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 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 literatureDDC classification: 974.7 LOC classification: F129.C27 | M87 2012
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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.