A Giant Man from a Tiny Town: A Story of Angus Macaskill

Tom Ryan (Author) Christopher Hoyt (Illustrator)

Product Details

Nimbus Publishing (CN)
Publish Date
September 26, 2018
8.2 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Tom Ryan was born in Inverness, Cape Breton, and is the author of several books for young readers. He has been nominated for the White Pine Award, the Stellar Award, and the Hackmatack Award, is a two time Junior Library Guild recipient, and was a 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow in Young Adult Fiction. With his husband and their dog, Wheeler, he has lived in a number of Canadian cities, but spends as much time as possible at their Cape Breton farmhouse. For more information, visit www.tomryanauthor.com.
Christopher Hoyt is an illustrator living and working in the Maritimes, where he finds himself ever fascinated with local folklore and history. His work can be found in museums across the country, as well as in dozens of book titles. He also illustrated the popular outdoor-themed book A is for Adventure. This is his second children's book.


"This book would be good to use with young children to show how even though some people may look different, they are not really all that different and everybody has a place. It is also a good introduction to the biography genre for young readers." --Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NF)
"The simple yet poetic narrative has a nostalgic feel. In addition, the black middle-size font moves around the pages intertwining with illustrations that portray the story's heartwarming sentiments. Hoyt uses a soft palette of light blue, green, and brown with flashes of red to deliver the tone of the art that progresses harmoniously with the text." --School Library Journal
"By the repeated refrain, 'Angus felt like the tiniest thing in the whole world', Ryan provides a point for young readers to realize that their feelings of uncertainty can be shared by people who seem to have every reason for confidence." --Canadian Review of Materials (Winnipeg, MB)