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On a scorching July day in 1950, a fabulous fat man drives into Wetumka, Oklahoma. F. Bam Morrison is selling tickets to Bohn's United Circus Shows, and the townspeople are buying--all, that is, except ol' man Swank, who says F. Bam Morrison is a two-faced weasel. Smitten with Morrison, ten-year-old Bobbie Jo Hailey--and mean Clara Jean Knox, whom she befriends--unwittingly joins the effort to bamboozle Wetumka. When Bobbie Jo realizes her mistake, Morrison is on his way out of town, leaving her disappointed but intact--and greatly enriched by her relationship with the flimflam man.
 
Lovingly illustrated by Eileen Christelow, Darleen Bailey Beard's delightful story is based on a real episode in Wetumka's history, still celebrated annually as Sucker Day!

Synopsis:

In the summer of 1950, a con man comes to Wetumka, Oklahoma, telling about his fabulous circus, and although he swindles the townspeople, two young girls grow from the experience.

About the Author

Darleen Bailey Beard, author of Twister and The Babbs Switch Story, lives in Tuttle, Oklahoma.

Eileen Christelow has written and/or illustrated many books for children. She lives in Dummerston, Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374423452
Author:
Christelow, Eileen
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Illustrator:
Christelow, Eileen
Author:
Christelow, Eileen
Author:
Beard, Darleen Bailey
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Stuttering
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Swindlers and swindling
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/United States/General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
People & Places/United States/General
Subject:
Performing Arts - Circus
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Chapter Book
Series:
Sunburst Book
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white illustrations t
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.56 x 5.27 x 0.31 in
Age Level:
07-10

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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