The Flimflam Man

The Flimflam Man

Book - 1998
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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!
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374323462
0374323461
Branch Call Number: j F BEARD D
Characteristics: 85 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Christelow, Eileen

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