Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
In this touching, often humorous remembrance, Diana Daly introduces young readers to her smart, funny, and caring great-aunties and -uncles – six remarkable people who lived with skeletal dysplasia at a time when the condition was not well understood. Daly intertwines older family stories with her own memories to create fond portraits of little people who embraced life with joy, faith, and wit. Daly focuses on ability, rather than disability, and reminds readers that a family is always richer when a place can be made for all of its members.
Based on the stage show "If a Place Could Be Made," which Daly co-wrote with Anne Troake and Louise Moyes, A Wonderful Bigness is a celebration of family, inclusion, and great heartedness. The book features artwork by NL-born multimedia artist and animator Bruce Alcock.
About the author
A stage/production manager, lighting and sound designer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and stage performer, Diana Daly is currently managing producer of Wonderbolt Productions' St. John's International CircusFest. A Wonderful Bigness, her first book, is based on a stage show about her family that she performed in and co-wrote.