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

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Hoyt, Christopher
By (author): Ryan, Tom
Series: Story Of Angus Macaskill
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Canada / Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Published: September 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 10.00in x 8.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*

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.

Review Quote*"This engaging and easy-to-follow title will charm primary grade readers."
Review Quote*"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)
Review Quote*"The simple yet poetic narrative has a nostalgic feel. In addition, the black middle-size font moves around the pages intertwining with illustrations that portray the story's heartwarming sentiments. Hoyt uses a soft palette of light blue, green, and brown with flashes of red to deliver the tone of the art that progresses harmoniously with the text." -School Library Journal