Lotta Crabtree

Lotta Crabtree

Gold Rush Fairy Star

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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.
Publisher: Gretna, Louisiana : Pelican Publishing Company, 2017
ISBN: 9781455622306
1455622303
Branch Call Number: J792.43028 C84H 2017
Characteristics: 80 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm

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