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Download The Giant of Seville: A 'Tall' Tale Based on a True Story Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Andreasen Narrator: Alan Nebelthau Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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Acclaimed author Dan Andreasen bases this folksy book on the real people believed to be history's tallest married couple.

Nearly eight feet tall, Captain Bates arrives in Seville, Ohio, with his head sticking out of the train window. He and his wife - who is just as tall - are tired of being in the circus and are looking for a nice place to live. But is Seville big enough? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donalyn | 11/21/2013

    " Interesting biography about a giant man who found acceptance in a small town. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Westerville | 8/31/2013

    " Marisa says, "This is one of my favorite, quick reading juvenile biographies!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M. | 5/5/2013

    " Such an awesome story! Be sure to read the author's note at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 4/11/2013

    " An interesting story of a giant born in the 1860s. Pair this with Stand Straight, Ella Kate by Kate Klise and Sara M. Klise. Would be a good biography for kindergarten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 2/19/2013

    " The book is realistic fiction! It's based on a true story of a man half an inch short of 8 feet. It's about how he came to find a place to settle down with his wife. Great illustrations and great themes like community and belonging and compassion. I really enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 12/31/2012

    " Brings in the difficulties of "otherness", helping people understand inclusion and adaptive helps. Try for nursing home story time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janine Weston | 8/21/2012

    " Booklegger "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 8/14/2012

    " A very sweet book. I wonder if the house is still standing? I want to know more about this giant of a Confederate soldier! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 3/2/2012

    " Illustrations are ok. Topic is interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 11/5/2011

    " This is one of my favorite, quick reading juvenile biographies! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 9/11/2011

    " This quirky biography and true tall tale is about Martin Van Buren Bates, born in 1845. After serving in the Civil War, he joined the circus at almost 8 feet tall. He married Anna Swan, also almost 8 feet tall! They became history's tallest known married couple and settled in Seville, OH. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 5/25/2011

    " A very sweet book. I wonder if the house is still standing? I want to know more about this giant of a Confederate soldier! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 10/16/2010

    " The book is realistic fiction! It's based on a true story of a man half an inch short of 8 feet. It's about how he came to find a place to settle down with his wife. Great illustrations and great themes like community and belonging and compassion. I really enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 8/20/2010

    " Brings in the difficulties of "otherness", helping people understand inclusion and adaptive helps. Try for nursing home story time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Westerville | 3/18/2010

    " Marisa says, "This is one of my favorite, quick reading juvenile biographies!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 3/13/2010

    " This is one of my favorite, quick reading juvenile biographies! "

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About the Author

Dan Andreasen lives in Medina, Ohio, with his wife and three children. Dan began his career as a professional sculptor for American Greetings Corp. Now a children's book illustrator and graphic designer, he has illustrated more than thirty picture books. 

About the Narrator

Alan Nebelthau is an actor and audiobook narrator, known for The Hebrew Hammer, The Peacekeeper, and the Remember WENN television series. He is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.