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The Resource The miracle & tragedy of the Dionne quintuplets, by Sarah Miller

The miracle & tragedy of the Dionne quintuplets, by Sarah Miller

Label
The miracle & tragedy of the Dionne quintuplets
Title
The miracle & tragedy of the Dionne quintuplets
Statement of responsibility
by Sarah Miller
Title variation
Miracle and tragedy of the Dionne quintuplets
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When they were born on May 28, 1934, quintuplets Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie captivated the world, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the quints, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with depth and subtlety, illustrating not only their resilience, but also the unique bond of their sisterhood"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Sarah
Dewey number
306.875
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CT9998.D5
LC item number
M55 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dionne quintuplets
  • Quintuplets
  • Sisters
  • French-Canadians
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The miracle & tragedy of the Dionne quintuplets, by Sarah Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quintuplets born to farm wife -- Canadian woman gives birth to five girls; all are doing well -- Country doctor struggles to save lives of Canadian mother and quintuplet girls -- Progress of quintuplets amazes medical world -- Star sends assistance to mother and five babes -- Quintuplets may go on exhibit at Chicago fair -- Quintuplets' father to get $100 a week while all live -- Home turned into hospital -- Parents of quintuplets dazed by sudden fame, offers, gifts -- Too many showmen after quintuplets -- Dionnes now have to guard quintuplets from tourist horde -- Quintuplet hospital started near home of parents -- Parents of babies plan for future -- Parents' wishes to be ignored -- Ontario adopts five world-famous little girls -- Mrs. Dionne, world's most famous mother, declares she is one of the unhappiest -- The private life of the Dionne quints -- Quints lose stage fright, 2500 gawkers a day -- Quintuplet frolics play to "standing room only" -- The threat to the quints' happiness -- Dionne endorsements, incorporated -- Dr. Dafoe himself -- Science designs a life for the Dionnes -- Home or science? The Dionnes' case debated -- Just one big unhappy family -- Guardians of Dionnes seek better relations with tots' parents -- "Felt right at home with king and queen" -- Dionne suing Dafoe for libel ; New York photo basis of action -- Dionne wins control over his five girls -- Quints will soon move to new home -- Dionne quints get schoolmates, nine specially selected girls -- Dionne quints 16 now, but no dates, says stern papa -- Famous Dionne quintuplets to be separated for first time this fall -- Four quints dry-eyed and close to shock -- Four Dionne sisters start life anew -- Boys? Million dollars? Dionnes shrug shoulders -- The Dionnes : a fight for happiness -- Quints' story causes new wound -- The babies of Quintland now : broke and bitter
Control code
on1057243468
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages, 32 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781524713812
Lccn
2018032225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057243468
Label
The miracle & tragedy of the Dionne quintuplets, by Sarah Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quintuplets born to farm wife -- Canadian woman gives birth to five girls; all are doing well -- Country doctor struggles to save lives of Canadian mother and quintuplet girls -- Progress of quintuplets amazes medical world -- Star sends assistance to mother and five babes -- Quintuplets may go on exhibit at Chicago fair -- Quintuplets' father to get $100 a week while all live -- Home turned into hospital -- Parents of quintuplets dazed by sudden fame, offers, gifts -- Too many showmen after quintuplets -- Dionnes now have to guard quintuplets from tourist horde -- Quintuplet hospital started near home of parents -- Parents of babies plan for future -- Parents' wishes to be ignored -- Ontario adopts five world-famous little girls -- Mrs. Dionne, world's most famous mother, declares she is one of the unhappiest -- The private life of the Dionne quints -- Quints lose stage fright, 2500 gawkers a day -- Quintuplet frolics play to "standing room only" -- The threat to the quints' happiness -- Dionne endorsements, incorporated -- Dr. Dafoe himself -- Science designs a life for the Dionnes -- Home or science? The Dionnes' case debated -- Just one big unhappy family -- Guardians of Dionnes seek better relations with tots' parents -- "Felt right at home with king and queen" -- Dionne suing Dafoe for libel ; New York photo basis of action -- Dionne wins control over his five girls -- Quints will soon move to new home -- Dionne quints get schoolmates, nine specially selected girls -- Dionne quints 16 now, but no dates, says stern papa -- Famous Dionne quintuplets to be separated for first time this fall -- Four quints dry-eyed and close to shock -- Four Dionne sisters start life anew -- Boys? Million dollars? Dionnes shrug shoulders -- The Dionnes : a fight for happiness -- Quints' story causes new wound -- The babies of Quintland now : broke and bitter
Control code
on1057243468
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages, 32 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781524713812
Lccn
2018032225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1057243468

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