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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"The Klise sisters (the Little Rabbit books) tell the story of Ella Kate Ewing, who turned what could have been a miserable existence into a life of dignity. Gigantism, not understood in the 19th century, made Ella a child who needed a specially made desk and wore size 12 shoes. The advice her parents gave her forms the title of the book, but Ella, 8'4' by age 22, suffered, and Kate Klise portrays her plight with sensitivity: 'I was too big for the world.' As a museum exhibit in Chicago, the discomfort of public display is offset by the phenomenal pay; at 18, she makes more in five months than her father's farm makes in five years. Wealth brings independence, a house, and a thirst for new experiences: '[T]he more I saw of the world, the more I wanted to see. Because as big as I was, the world was so much bigger. And I intended to see it all.' M. Sarah Klise's acrylic paintings give a sense of the historical setting without drawing attention to themselves; modest colors and conventional forms echo Ella's humility. A quiet story with unexpected impact. Ages 6 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The masterful Klise sisters deliver a touching and inspiring true story about a strong-minded girl who keeps growing and growing, and soon learns to embrace her differences. Full color.

About the Author

Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise are sisters and co-creators of many award-winning books for children. Kate lives in Norwood, Missouri, and Sarah lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803734043
Author:
Klise, Kate
Publisher:
Dial Books
Illustrator:
Klise, M. Sarah
Author:
Klise, M. Sarah
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Giants
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.72x8.76x.37 in. .89 lbs.
Age Level:
06-08

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» Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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Product details 32 pages Dial Books - English 9780803734043 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The Klise sisters (the Little Rabbit books) tell the story of Ella Kate Ewing, who turned what could have been a miserable existence into a life of dignity. Gigantism, not understood in the 19th century, made Ella a child who needed a specially made desk and wore size 12 shoes. The advice her parents gave her forms the title of the book, but Ella, 8'4' by age 22, suffered, and Kate Klise portrays her plight with sensitivity: 'I was too big for the world.' As a museum exhibit in Chicago, the discomfort of public display is offset by the phenomenal pay; at 18, she makes more in five months than her father's farm makes in five years. Wealth brings independence, a house, and a thirst for new experiences: '[T]he more I saw of the world, the more I wanted to see. Because as big as I was, the world was so much bigger. And I intended to see it all.' M. Sarah Klise's acrylic paintings give a sense of the historical setting without drawing attention to themselves; modest colors and conventional forms echo Ella's humility. A quiet story with unexpected impact. Ages 6 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The masterful Klise sisters deliver a touching and inspiring true story about a strong-minded girl who keeps growing and growing, and soon learns to embrace her differences. Full color.
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