A Tale as Tall as Jacob
By Samantha Edwards
Age Range: 7 and up
Publication Date: December 7, 2021
In this charming and poignant debut graphic novel, a young girl struggles to understand, accept, and support her remarkable little brother as he adapts to life with ADHD. Based on the author’s own childhood and told through funny, beautifully illustrated vignettes, this story of two siblings celebrates empathy and embraces how difference makes every family unique.
When Jacob is born, Samantha is excited to have a normal little brother to play with. But those expectations are quickly upended as he grows into a loud, chaotic, and seemingly unstoppable force. And even though he can be a handful, Jacob’s extraordinary strength and curiosity have a way of landing him in some unexpected, hilarious, and even heartwarming situations.
As Samantha struggles to get along with her little brother and survive his daily shenanigans, sweet moments of lighthearted fun surface to remind her—and the reader—that loving your family for who they are isn’t so complicated after all.
About The Author
Samantha Edwards is an author, artist, and librarian based in Kansas City, where she is a head children’s librarian.
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