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A Giant Man from a Tiny Town

A Story of Angus MacAskill

Tom Ryan Christopher Hoyt

32 pages
Nimbus Publishing

When Angus MacAskill was still just a boy, he began to grow...and grow...and...grow! Known far and wide as the Cape Breton Giant, Angus was loved by his neighbours as much for his beautiful singing voice as for his renowned strength. But as much as Angus loved his little town of St. Ann's, Cape Breton, he decided to leave and seek fortune and adventure.

With heartfelt text from critically acclaimed author Tom Ryan and meticulously researched and joyful illustrations from Christopher Hoyt (A is for Adventure), A Giant Man from a Tiny Town tells the story of a remarkable man who travelled the world performing for crowds, but never stopped longing to return to the place he loved the best: his Cape Breton home.

Author Bio
"This book would be good to use with young children to show how even though some people may look different, they are not really all that different and everybody has a place. It is also a good introduction to the biography genre for young readers." —Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NF)