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Vaudeville
ISBN: 9780531203583
Author: Alter, Judy
Publisher: Franklin Watts
Published: March 1998
Retail: $23.00    OUR PRICE: $1.00
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Binding Type: Library Binding
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Annotation: This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts.

Illustrated with color and historical photography and art, each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a "For Further Reading" list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.

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Physical Information: 0.41" H x 8.82" L x 7.40" W 64 pages
Bargain Category: Reference, Middle School, Historical Fiction, $1 Books!
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1999)
Making an argument that the tradition of vaudeville is still evident in today's sitcoms and talent shows, the book traces the history of this branch of entertainment, popular from the late nineteenth century to the 1930s. The quick-moving text, illustrated with black-and-white photographs and reproductions, also discusses various types of vaudeville routines, and identifies some of the famous performers of the era, including Al Jolson and the Marx Brothers. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 1999 Horn Book Guide Reviews