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Stand Straight, Ella Kate

Ella Kate Ewing was born in 1872. She started out small, but she just kept on growing. Soon she was too tall for her desk at school, too tall for her bed at home, too tall to fit anywhere. Ella Kate was a real-life giant, but she refused to hide herself away. Instead, she used her unusual height to achieve her equally large dreams.

The masterful Klise sisters deliver a touching and inspiring true story about a strong-minded girl who finally embraced her differences. It's the perfect book for every child who has ever felt like an outsider.

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"Ella Kate sees the world and makes her fortune by appearing in exhibitions and circuses as THE TALLEST LADY ON EARTH. When people are cruel, she maintains her dignity by remembering her parents' admonition to Stand straight, Ella Kate. Based on the real Ella Ewing and told from her point of view, this intriguing picture book ends with a page of information about her medical condition (gigantism) and her remarkable life. Although the book's well-paced, lightly fictionalized story underscores Ella Kate's dignity and generosity, it includes many height-related incidents that will intrigue and amuse children." -- Carolyn Phelan, Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Kate Klise
Illustrator M. Sarah Klise
ISBN 0803734042
Publication Date Apr 29, 2010
Publisher Dial
Language English