Stand Straight, Ella Kate
By Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
Published 2010 by Dial
Ella Kate was born just after the Civil War, a normal little girl. But then she started growing - and didn't stop. She was a giant. But she didn't let her height stop her, instead choosing to embrace a new life. This is an interesting story that I think would appeal to a wide range of kids because how many kids have ever seen a real giant? Kids are always fascinated by stories of unusual people or things and I think Ella Kate's story would certainly grab their attention. The Klise sisters clearly work very well together and their styles are complementary. I've enjoyed everything I've read by them and this book was no exception.