The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan

The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan

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On a balmy August morning in 1846, a child was born to Ann and Alexander Swan in the couple’s small wood cabin in Millbrook, Colchester County, Nova Scotia. This in itself was not odd, as home was where babies were most often born in the mid 19th century. What was surprising, however, was that 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 meters (almost 8 feet) tall. She was billed as zThe Nova Scotia Giant Girly at P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York. But despite her unusual and challenging physical attributes, she rose above adversity and led the life of love, happiness and great accomplishments. This is her remarkable story.
Publisher: Sydney, NS : Cape Breton University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781897009994
Characteristics: 51 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Iohyou
Apr 21, 2015

this book IS extrordanary

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Allygirl2922
Apr 19, 2015

I loved this book. it was an amazing title and had great prescriptive facts about Anna swan the Nova scotia giantess.

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loves2read123
Apr 16, 2015

This book was pretty good it could use some better pictures though but it still was interesting and i learned a lot about Anna Swan the giantess.

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DJStars
Apr 13, 2015

Hey there! It's DJStars and i finished reading a book called The Extraordinary life of Anna Swan! Anna Swan is a woman who keeps growing! It is very sad her to kids died! Well I shouldn't tell you more, and so you should read it a at Silverbirch Express,Bye!

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Firey_Phoenix
Apr 10, 2015

it told me so much the other must have work so hard on this book

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syraunderscore3890
Apr 09, 2015

This book was definitely my favourite silver birch book. I thought it was amazing that when Anna was only 4 years old she was 1.4 meters and when she was fully grown she was 8 feet tall!!! I also thought it was sad that she lost her baby daughter when she was born and that her baby son only lived 11 hours. Her and Martin must of been so sad. I loved this book so much and I reccomend it to people who like storys of people's lives.

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TheBestInTheWorld9
Apr 09, 2015

This book is definetly one of my favourite books because it tells you about the tallest woman that ever existed in the world and her very interestintg life.

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DJPopular
Apr 08, 2015

Hey there it's DJPopular and I'm here finished reading a new book named The Extraordinary Life Of Anna Swan By Anne Renaud! Well I think this kind of book are cool to read. I mean she was literally a giant. It would be awesome to meet Anna Swan. But sadly she died so did her children at birth and only for 11 hours. spill. I like how the author kept my attention to reading the book instead of making me falling asleep. It was the best to see the pictures of Anna Swan. Awesome job Anne Renaud! You can learn facts about Anna Swan like she lived in an extraordinary house.It's different but fun to read! Well that's my opion on the book see you next time on www.silverbirchonline.com!

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awesomemya29
Apr 02, 2015

This was a really good book. From this book I learned that at the age of four years she was 1.4 meters tall and more than ninty pounds.

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angelina18
Apr 02, 2015

I liked this book because it told all about the life of Anna Swan. It was kind of wired that she grew 6 feet!

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