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Stand Straight, Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant

Title

Stand Straight, Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant

Authors

Kate Klise

Illustrator

M. Sarah Klise

Publisher

Dial Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780803734043

Pages

32 pages

Genre

biography

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD640L

Topic

Disability and Health; Physical disability; gigantism

Main Character

adult female

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

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

Keywords

giant; growth; museum; circus; gentle giant; differences; building a house; real story

Diversity Impact

direct

Stand Straight, Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant

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