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The Flimflam Man
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date March 25, 1998
Pages 85
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374323462
ISBN-10 0374323461
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $15.00
Other format details juvenile
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Based on the real episode of July 1950 and celebrated annually in Wetumka, Oklahoma, as 'Sucker Day,' ten-year-old Bobbie Jo Hailey is bamboozled by circus proprietor F. Bam Morrison and learns a valuable lesson. Jr Lib Guild.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
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!


Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374423452
 
Reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 8, 2003)
9780374423452 | details & prices | 96 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.24 lbs | List price $10.99
About: In the summer of 1950, a con man comes to Wetumka, Oklahoma, about his fabulous circus, and although he swindles the townspeople, two young girls grow from the experience.
School and Library
Book cover for 9780374323462
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (March 25, 1998)
9780374323462 | details & prices | 85 pages | 5.75 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.00
About: In the summer of 1950, a con man comes to Wetumka, Oklahoma, about his fabulous circus, and although he swindles the townspeople, two young girls grow from the experience
Reinforced
With Darleen Bailey Beard | from Demco Media (September 1, 2003); titled "Flimflam Man"
9780606291378 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.70
About: In the summer of 1950, a con man comes to Wetumka, Oklahoma, about his fabulous circus, and although he swindles the townspeople, two young girls grow from the experience.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613718608
 
With Darleen Bailey Beard | from Turtleback Books (September 30, 2003); titled "Flimflam Man"
9780613718608 | details & prices | 7.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.45 lbs | List price $17.15
About: In the summer of 1950, a con man comes to Wetumka, Oklahoma, about his fabulous circus, and although he swindles the townspeople, two young girls grow from the experience.

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