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Robert Wadlow: The Unique Life of the Boy Who Became the World's Tallest Man

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Imagine being the tallest person in the world. As a child. You just keep growing and growing and growing...six feet...seven feet...eight feet up. The world is made in miniature and you must constantly endure. The crush of public attention is relentless. Some people are kind, some are mean. All are curious. This may sound like a tale from long ago, but this is the inspirati ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published November 8th 2010 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Bonnie Rock Jewell
Dec 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a great book for kids! It tells an interesting story of the world's tallest man and at the same time it teaches kids that it's ok to be different. The questions and exercises in the back of the book are great for teaching kids empathy. This is exactly the kind of book I'd see in the scholastic book club packets my kids bring home from school and based on their reactions, it would probably sell well.

I would have liked to have read more facts about Robert Wadlow's life, such as how did hi
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Carriann Shultz
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read...

A well written account of Robert Wadlow's life. I would encourage the reading of it. Read it to your children , your school children and for yourself. The author includes thought provoking questions at the end of the book which provide for discussion with your students or your children to add more meaning to the story and understanding of Robert's challenges to a normal life. Phillips ,also , through her writing showed the understanding and caring the parents had for their son.
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Zuzana
Jan 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
I won this book in the Goodreads giveaway. It's a great book for kids - it tells the story clearly and succinctly, has just the right number of pictures, and the suggested discussion questions and activities at the end of the book are excellent. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn a bit more about the world's tallest man, and as background material for any kids needing to think about people's differences and how to treat them.
Svetlana Kovalkova-McKenna
Dec 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
One of many things I loved about this book was that it possesses a rare quality that so many non-fiction biographies written for children lack. It teaches many valuable lessons about right and wrong in life without being in your face about it, just by telling Robert Wadlow’s life story. You find out that being the tallest person in the world was not exactly “Christmas every day,” alongside with cool facts how Robert’s mom recycled his old clothes for use by other family members. It talks about g ...more
Anna Andersen
Dec 24, 2010 rated it liked it
Very interesting about the tallest man in the world! Easy read and took me 10 minutes to read.
Could of had more info on his day to day getting around adventures. Otherwise it was fun to read.

I received this book for free through goodreads :)
Cheryl
Feb 02, 2011 marked it as interesting-possibilities
Recommended to Cheryl by: First Reads
nonfiction, unique story, potential for children's libraries
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