Robert Wadlow

The Unique Life of the Boy Who Became the World’s Tallest Man

This children’s biography 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.

I’m attracted to Robert’s grace under tremendous pressure and discomfort. It’s something I personally strive for and must always work at. I believe we can take inspiration from Robert’s life story and reflect on how we handle our own life’s challenges.


Grades 2-5

Available in paperback, hardcover and eBook. Includes historical images. Suitable for use with health and fitness curriculum related to stages of growth and development and social skills. Lexile text measure: 770. 2019 edition ISBN 978-0-578-55912-4, 36 pages. August 2019



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