The miracle & tragedy of the Dionne quintuplets
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New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2019].
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Book
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First edition.
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309 pages, 32 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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In this riveting, beyond-belief true story from the author of The Borden Murders, meet the five children who captivated the entire world. When the Dionne Quintuplets were born on May 28, 1934, weighing a grand total of just over 13 pounds, no one expected them to live so much as an hour. Overnight, Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie Dionne mesmerized the globe, 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 five identical babies, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family--and then, in a stunning act of hypocrisy, proceeded to exploit them for the next nine years. The Dionne Quintuplets became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, ogled through one-way screens by sightseers as they splashed in their wading pool at the center of a tourist hotspot known as Quintland. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with fresh depth and subtlety, bringing to new light their resilience and the indelible bond of their unique sisterhood.
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English
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9781524713812, 1524713813, 9781524713829, 1524713821
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Miller, S. (2019). The miracle & tragedy of the Dionne quintuplets. First edition. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Miller, Sarah, 1979-. 2019. The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Miller, Sarah, 1979-, The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Miller, Sarah. The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets. First edition. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2019. Print.

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