The Book of Giant Stories

The Book of Giant Stories

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by David L. Harrison, Philippe Fix
     
 

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. What little secret would scare three terrible giants? . Why would a giant tremble at the sight of a butterfly? . Do giants throw temper tantrums? The answers to these questions are found in three mesmerizing tales of giants and a child. But the giants that crash and bellow through this book are unlike the giants of folklore. They behave in the most unusual

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. What little secret would scare three terrible giants? . Why would a giant tremble at the sight of a butterfly? . Do giants throw temper tantrums? The answers to these questions are found in three mesmerizing tales of giants and a child. But the giants that crash and bellow through this book are unlike the giants of folklore. They behave in the most unusual manner, and find themselves in the most peculiar situations. What do these cantankerous, yet sympathetic giants have in common? They encounter a small little boy, who towers over the giants by way of wit and common sense. David L. Harrison's classic collection, richly illustrated by Philippe Fix, has been translated into ten languages and sold close to a million copies in it original edition. Now this Christopher Award-winning book is available again to a new generation of children.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Mighty giants meet a down-to-earth boy in the 1972 Christopher Award-winning The Book of Giant Stories by David L. Harrison, illus. by Philippe Fix. In each of the three tales, the villains end up overshadowed by good sense and practical wisdom. Fix creates a forbidding landscape of craggy trees, fern-filled forests and darkened lairs. (; Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Giants are a mysterious breed that almost always proves to be alluring to young readers. Whether good or bad, a giant is a character that cannot be overshadowed by any others in a story. In this book, three gentle stories about giants (each preceded by a limerick) are compiled to entertain children without churning up any feelings of fright. A little boy is the constant throughout each of the stories. In the first story, he tricks three giants who tried to trick him. In the second and third stories, he helps a giant with a problem. Colorful, detailed illustrations are included on each page. This is an excellent read-aloud. 2001 (orig. 1972), Boyds Mills Press, $17.95. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Carol Lynch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563977978
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

David L. Harrison is the author of over fifty books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. His titles include Wild Country: Outdoor Poems for Young People, The Purchase of Small Secrets, Farmer's Garden: Rhymes for Two Voices, and the ever-popular Somebody Catch My Homework. Mr. Harrison lives in Missouri.

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The Book of Giant Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Inkasi888 More than 1 year ago
I had this book as a child and loved the stories and the illustrations. I bought my son his own copy at age 7 and he loves it as well. I think these are good stories for both girls and boys and the stories are timless. A great addition to any children's library!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My sons are 20 to 27 and when they were little this was one of their favorite books. The illustrationns are captivating and the use of language is marvelous. I am now puchasing this for my nephew and hopefully his little sister will love it when she is old enough. Interest level for the book might be for ages from 4 to 11.