Robert Wadlow - The Unique Life of the Boy Who Became the World's Tallest Man
By Jennifer Phillips
Published: October 21, 2010.
A children's biography about young Robert Wadlow. The victim of an overactive pituitary gland, Robert lived from 1918 to 1940. He stood just shy of 9 feet tall by the time of his death at age 22. Robert didn't choose his situation, but his accomplishment was in how he handled it. Written for upper elementary readers. Lexile text measure: 770. Includes historical images.