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2016 Nominee
Voted 18 out of 20

Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan

By Anne Renaud. Published in 2013 by Cape Breton University Press

Anna Swan weighed an amazing 6 kilograms (13 pounds) – almost twice the size of an average newborn. Anna Swan grew to an astonishing size – nearly 2.5 metres (almost 8 feet) tall. She was billed as “The Nova Scotia Giant Girl” at P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York. But despite her unusual and challenging physical attributes, she rose above adversity and led a life of love, happiness and great accomplishments. This is her remarkable story

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4 thoughts on “Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan

  1. agnes davidson

    This book is very cool how it tells a story about a VERY tall person and about he life. I think it should win

  2. Agnes Davidson

    It was fascinating her weight and size. And her life and what happened to her in her life. And it was cool that her servants had to build her a house because she was so big.

  3. Hillhurst School

    I think this book was really interesting because Anna Swan was a GIANT and the rest of her family were normal! (she was also two times as heavy as I was when I was born!)


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