A Wonderful Bigness1

By (author): Diana Daly

Illustrated by: Bruce Alcock

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 and reminds readers that a family is always richer when a place can be made for all of its members. Based on the play ?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.

AUTHOR

Diana Daly

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 play about her family that she performed in and co-wrote.


AUTHOR

Bruce Alcock

A multimedia film maker, animator and illustrator, Bruce Alcock was born in Newfoundland. He has made art, created commercials and apps, and worked on independent films and television, including several short films with the National Film Board of Canada and children’s shows on PBS.


Awards

  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2023, Short-listed
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    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 and reminds readers that a family is always richer when a place can be made for all of its members. Based on the play ?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.

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    Details

    Dimensions:

    48 Pages
    8in * 10in * 0.25in
    200gr

    Published:

    September 13, 2022

    City of Publication:

    Tors Cove

    Country of Publication:

    CA

    ISBN:

    9781927917848

    Book Subjects:

    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Disabilities

    Language:

    eng

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