A Giant Man from a Tiny Town: A Story of Angus MacAskill

A Giant Man from a Tiny Town
A Story of Angus MacAskill

by Tom Ryan
illustrated by Christopher Hoyt
Nimbus Publishing, 2018
ISBN 978-1-77108-654-7-9
$22.95, 32 pp, ages 5 – 8

This book is about Angus MacAskill. It is a true story about a man who lived in Cape Breton and grew to be 7 feet, 9 inches tall. One thing that I learned about by reading this book is that Angus didn’t care what people thought of him. He said some pretty inspiring words. For example: Just because you are tall doesn’t mean you can’t do the same things as other people. Something else that I learned is that it is nice to be unique. After all the travelling he did, Angus realized that the one place that he really belonged was with his family and his home. This is a good book for anyone who is very tall and doesn’t feel that they fit in.

Review by Lily, age 9, grade 5.

This review is from Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Fall 2019 issue.


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