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The Resource Professor Renoir's Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights, Randall Platt

Professor Renoir's Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights, Randall Platt

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Professor Renoir's Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights
Title
Professor Renoir's Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights
Statement of responsibility
Randall Platt
Title variation
Renoir's Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, & Delights
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
<U+001c>By her fourteenth birthday, Babe Killingsworth measures 6ð9° and weighs 342 pounds. In 1896, what other options does a giant have but to join a carnival? Her only real talent is handling animals: <U+001c>Critters is folks to me.<U+0029> The cheap outfit her feckless father sells her off to offers critters galore; an escape from Neal, Idaho; and a bit of fame. It also opens the doorway to exploitation and neglect. But Babe<U+0019>s love for Euclid (a chimp) and Jupiter (a bear) keeps her anchored, and in Professor Renoir<U+0019>s Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights, she is among her own kind. Enter Carlotta Jones, billed as the world<U+0019>s smallest girl, whose elephant act leaves much to be desired. At thirty inches tall, Carlotta is beautiful, spoiled, and demanding and has very little talent<U+0014>Egypt, her elephant, dances better than she does. How can a giant like Babe and a dwarf like Carlotta ever see eye to eye? They don<U+0019>t at first, but soon they understand that a common enemy can bring anyone together<U+0014>even a giant and a dwarf.<U+0029> -- provided by publisher
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DLC
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1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Platt, Randall Beth
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.P7129
LC item number
Pr 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dwarfs (Persons)
  • Freak shows
  • Human-animal relationships
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Professor Renoir's Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights, Randall Platt
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9780062643346
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017057333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1109724772
  • (OCoLC)1109724772
  • 1004690
Label
Professor Renoir's Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights, Randall Platt
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9780062643346
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017057333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1109724772
  • (OCoLC)1109724772
  • 1004690

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