Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stand Straight Ella Kate by Kate Klise

Klise, Kate and M. Sarah. Stand Straight Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant 30 pgs. Dial Books for Young Readers 2010 $16.99. PICTURE BOOK/BIOGRAPHY.  

This non-fiction book chronicles the life of Ella Kate Ewing, the tallest woman in the world standing at 8 feet 4 inches, wearing a size twenty four shoe and sleeping in a custom bed 9 feet 6 inches long.  

As a lover of non-fiction I found this book to be interesting, informative and entertaining at the same time. Ella Kate wasn’t ashamed of her height and welcomed curious questions. She was the perfect example of how to stare down adversity and triumph.

EL, MS – ESSENTIAL.  Shauna, Reading Teacher

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