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Jocelyn, Marthe.
Toronto : Tundra, 2003.
IL 3-6, RL 5.1
ISBN 0887766285
It's 1884 and we are in New York City.  Meet Josephine.  She is 12 years old but only 28 inches tall.  Josephine hasn't had a great life so far.  Her parents used to charge people a penny a piece to look at her as if she were a freak.  And then she was placed in the MacLaren Academy for Girls.  No, she wasn't a student.  She was more of a slave.  She was mistreated and tormented by the girls.  So, she runs away and now finds herself in the Museum of Earthly Astonishments.  Billed as Little Jo-Jo, the smallest girl in the world, she becomes the star attraction for the show.  But Mrs. MacLaren isn't giving up that easily.
SUBJECTS:     Midgets -- Fiction.
                        Sideshows -- Fiction.
                        New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Fiction.
                        United States -- History -- 1865-1898 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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