Stand Straight, Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant
M. Sarah Klise
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.
Disability and Health; Physical disability; gigantism
mother and father
Comstock Read Aloud Book Award, 2011, Winner
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Ages (9 to 12)
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2010
Choices, 2011 Historical People, Places, And Events
Teachers' Choices, 2011 Intermediate Level
giant; growth; museum; circus; gentle giant; differences; building a house; real story
Klise, Kate, "Stand Straight, Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant" (2010). Diverse Families. 1534.