Stand Straight, Ella Kate by Kate Klise

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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.


About Kate Klise

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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.
Published April 29, 2010 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ella Kate Ewing had gigantism, a glandular disorder that gave her an adult height of 8 feet 4 inches and size 24 feet.

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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.

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