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The Giant from the Little Island
     

The Giant from the Little Island

by Walter Kreye, Tomek Bogacki (Illustrator)
 

When a storm destroys his island home, a kindly giant goes out into the world and finds it a very unfriendly place.

Overview

When a storm destroys his island home, a kindly giant goes out into the world and finds it a very unfriendly place.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- Impressionistic watercolor paintings give a dreamlike quality to this gentle, smoothly translated fable. When a giant's island home is flooded, he seeks refuge at the home of a friendly fisherman. But their combined efforts are not enough to feed them both and still have fish left to sell. Accompanied by his newfound friend, the giant looks for work in a nearby town, where opportunists try to exploit his great size and strength. Instead, the giant decides to help a boy achieve his dream of ``flying to the stars,'' and makes a career of constructing ferris wheels. The bright, but hazy, pictures work best at a distance, making this a suitable read-aloud for older children, who are more apt to appreciate the values of peace and antimaterialism than a preschool audience. --Ruth Smith, Chicago Pub . Lib .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558580855
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1945
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
8.69(w) x 11.57(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Emily Jenkins and Tomek Bogacki have also collaborated on "Daffodil," Both author and illustrator live in New York City.

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