A Wonderful Bigness

ISBN-10: 1927917840
ISBN-13: 9781927917848
Author: Daly, Diana
Illustrated by: Alcock, Bruce
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Running The Goat, Books & Broadsides

Publication Date: September 2022

Copyright: 2022

Page Count: 48

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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Special Needs

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General


At the turn of the 20th century, in rural Newfoundland, Kitty and Daniel Daly had twelve children, six were big and six were small, but a place was made for them all. In this touching, often humorous remembrance, Diana Daly introduces young readers to her smart, funny, and caring great aunties and uncles-six remarkable people who lived with skeletal dysplasia at a time when the condition was not well understood. Daly intertwines older family stories with her own memories to create fond portraits of little people who embraced life with joy, faith, and wit. Daly focuses on ability, rather than disability, and and reminds readers that a family is always richer when a place can be made for all of its members. Based on the play "If a Place Could Be Made", which Daly co-wrote with Anne Troake and Louise Moyes, A Wonderful Bigness is a celebration of family, inclusion, and great heartedness. The book features artwork by NL-born multimedia artist and animator Bruce Alcock.
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