Ella Ewing: The Missouri Giantess (Young Reader Series)

Jason Offutt

$27.00

In many ways, Ella Kate Ewing was an ordinary girl except she was extraordinarily tall. She toured the country as The Missouri Giantess, exhibiting at museums and fairs and appearing in the Barnum & Bailey Circus, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, the Ringling Brothers Circus.

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Description

In many ways, Ella Kate Ewing was an ordinary girl. While growing up on a farm in the 1880s, she learned to sew and cook, help take care of the livestock, hunt rabbits, and tend the garden. But in one way, Ella was anything but ordinary. She was extraordinarily tall. By the time she was finished growing, Ella was 8’4″ tall.

Ella toured the country as The Missouri Giantess, exhibiting at museums and fairs and appearing in the Barnum & Bailey Circus, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, the Ringling Brothers Circus, and two World’s Fairs. She traveled farther than any of her friends and neighbors, but she always returned home, where she was known for her kindness and good nature. Ella Ewing showed how to turn a problem into an advantage and showed that fame doesn’t have to change who you are.

This book is included in the nonfiction book series, Notable Missourians, for young readers in grades 4 to 6 about people who contributed to Missouri’s history or culture and who were born or lived in Missouri.

Ebooks are available in pdf format through ebrary and EBSCO.

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Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Ella Grows Fast
Chapter 2: Ella on Display
Chapter 3: Ella Hits the Big Time
Chapter 4: The Barnum and Bailey Circus
Chapter 5: Ella’s Last Tours
Legacy: Gentle Giantess
Timeline
For Further Reading
Index
Image Credits

Authors

Jason Offutt has an MA in communication and is a journalism instructor at Northwest Missouri State University. In addition to working as a newspaper reporter, sports photographer, editor, managing editor, and columnist, he has written numerous articles and several books on humor and regional folklore, focusing on stories of the paranormal.

John Hare is an illustrator, graphic designer and artist. He lives in Gladstone, Missouri.

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