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The Big, Bold, Adventurous Life of Lavinia Warren by Elizabeth Raum
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Fascinating biography for young readers of adventurer Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump, a little person who performed all over the world with the support of P.T. Barnum, married Tom Thumb in an extravagant nineteenth-century wedding (see contemporary report via the Civil War Harper's Weekly newspaper facsimile from February 21, 1863), met Queen Victoria and Abraham Lincoln and generally managed her fame, and resulting wealth and luxurious lifestyle as a result of her size and ability to perform throughout her long life, with courage and a great deal of enjoyment from all accounts.

More fascinating photos and overview of her life here at Atlas Obscura "Lavinia Warren: Half of the 19th Century’s Tiniest, Richest Power Couple".

Recommended biography for students interest levels grade 5 and up.
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Reading Progress

October 12, 2020 – Started Reading
October 14, 2020 – Finished Reading
October 17, 2020 – Shelved
October 17, 2020 – Shelved as: adventure-and-adventurers
October 17, 2020 – Shelved as: biography
October 17, 2020 – Shelved as: hs-library
October 17, 2020 – Shelved as: hs-nonfiction
October 17, 2020 – Shelved as: isa-new-nonfiction-2020-2021
October 17, 2020 – Shelved as: middle-grade
October 17, 2020 – Shelved as: ms-nonfiction
October 17, 2020 – Shelved as: nonfiction

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