for The True Tale of a Giantess by Anne Renaud and Marie LaFrance
Anna Swan dreamed of a life as big as she was. —When I was small, I was already big news," begins this picture book biography of Anna Swan. —Because when I was small, I was already TREMENDOUS." Anna was thirteen pounds at her birth in Nova Scotia in 1846. She grew steadily until she was nearly eight feet tall, and never felt that she fit into her small country life. Then, at age seventeen, Anna moved to New York City to be part of P. T. BarnumÍs Gallery of Wonders „ and her life changed forever. Fame, world travel, true love! This real-life giantess lived a real-life storybook adventure!
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