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Lotta Crabtree : gold rush Fairy Star  Cover Image Book Book

Lotta Crabtree : gold rush Fairy Star / Lois V. Harris.

Harris, Lois V., (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781455622306
  • ISBN: 1455622303
  • Physical Description: 80 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm
  • Publisher: Gretna, Louisiana : Pelican Publishing Company, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-78) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Ho! to California -- Dancing and singing lessons -- A fairy star -- The early years -- Miss Lotty -- Something new and daring -- Tragedies and triumphs -- On the road again -- Ups and downs -- The golden years -- Timeline -- Source notes by chapter -- Glossary -- Recommended reading.
Summary, etc.:
With the California Gold Rush reaching a feverish peak, it was up to child performers called "Fairy Stars" to keep the miners entertained. As adventurers from all over the world spent hours scouring the land for gold, the children would dance, sing, and act to raise spirits and money--and the most successful among them was Lotta Crabtree. At just eight years old, Lotta won hearts on the West and East Coasts with her extraordinary talent for performing. Thus began a career that lasted decades, launching Lotta to stardom and making her one of the most beloved actresses of the nineteenth century. In this unique biography for young readers, follow Lotta's first years, her struggle to support her family, and her spectacular journey to fame by age twenty.
Subject: Crabtree, Lotta, 1847-1924 > Juvenile literature.
Crabtree, Lotta, 1847-1924.
Crabtree, Lotta, 1847-1924.
Entertainers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Entertainers > United States > Biography.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


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La Conner Regional Library J 792.43 HARRIS 112443 J NON FICTION Available -

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