Lotta Crabtree: Gold Rush Fairy Star---COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2017---PRE-ORDER from Pelican Publishing Co., Inc. or one of the Quick Links on the right.
During the California Gold Rush, children performed for the miners. They called them "Fairy Stars"---and their favorite was Lotta Crabtree. To support her family, eight-year-old Lotta danced, sang, and dared to joke and strum her banjo at a time when both were considered unladylike. The miners threw golden nuggets at her feet. Lotta's career lasted for decades as she soared to national stardom and became America's first comedienne while inspiring girls and women to perform on the stage.
33 fascinating historical photos/illustrations
Valuable educational resource
Inspiring rags-to-riches story
Sidebars include related information and context
Glossary, bibliography, index