If this book wins the Newbery this year, it will be the only non-fiction winner in over 20 years. I really liked this book because it tells the life of P.T. Barnum in a fun and playful way; I think it is probably impossible to write about Barnum without it being fun and playful! Who is P.T. Barnum? What is a "showman"? These are the questions I asked myself when looking at this book. Soon I found out that P.T. Barnum was the greatest and the most famous showman ever, and that a showman was someone who could make a great show. In this book you experience the ups and downs of Barnum's carrier. I recommend it to all!!!