This book tells the story of Robert Wadlow, who learned to cope with unusual growth from an overactive pituitary gland. He was adult size by age 5 and just under 9 feet tall when he died as a young man. He lived from 1918 to 1940. Robert didn't choose his situation, but his accomplishment was in how he handled it.
Children's biography available in paperback and eBook. Includes historical images. Suitable for use with health and fitness curriculum related to stages of growth and development and social skills. For grades 4-6. Lexile text measure: 770. ISBN 1453829474, 48 pages.
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