Anna Swan (Paperback)

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Anna Swan (Paperback)

By Anne Renaud, Marie LaFrance (Illustrator)

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Quand Anna Swan est nee en aout 1846, les gens parlaient deja d'elle. Car quand elle etait toute petite, Anna etait deja GIGANTESQUE. En effet, avant meme l'age de 10 ans, elle etait plus grande que son pere Apres avoir grandi en ayant l'impression de deborder de toutes sortes d'endroits, Anna demenage a New York a l'age de 17 ans pour se joindre a la Galerie des merveilles de P.T. Barnum, et sa vie ne sera plus jamais la meme...

Ce recit inspirant d'une femme ayant surmonte de nombreux obstacles a ete concu par deux creatrices montrealaises. La plume enjouee d'Anne Renaud et le rythme qu'elle donne aux mots rendent cet album ideal pour la lecture a voix haute, tandis que les remarquables illustrations de Marie Lafrance temoignent de l'atmosphere qui regnait a l'epoque. Ce livre inclut egalement des renseignements et des photos supplementaires a propos de la vie incroyable d'Anna Swan.

When Anna Swan came into the world in August of 1846, people chattered about her. Because even when she was small, Anna was tremendous -- before she turned ten, she towered over her father. Anna grew up feeling like she bulged out from all sorts of spaces. Then, at age seventeen, she moved to New York City to be part of P.T. Barnum's Gallery of Wonders -- and her life changed forever.

The uplifting take of an extraordinary woman who overcame early struggles is brought to life by two Montreal creators, as Anne Renaud's playful rhythmic language makes it a perfect read-aloud, while Marie Lafrance's gorgeous illustrations convey historical period and sensitivity. This book includes a thoroughly researched author's note with photographs and more information about Anna's remarkable life.

Original title: The True Tale of a Giantess: The Story of Anna Swan

Product Details ISBN: 9781443169547
ISBN-10: 1443169544
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: September 24th, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: French