Giants and the Joneses by Julia Donaldson, Greg Swearingen
Jumbeelia the young giantess loves to hear the old story about the iggly plop who climbed up the bimplestonk to the giants' land of Groil. Then, one day, she throws a bimple over the edge of Groil.
Down, down, down Jumbeelia climbsright down into the land of the iggly plops, where she discovers Colette, Poppy, and Stephen Jones; puts them into her canvas bag; and carries them back to Groil.
Soon the children find themselves shut in her dollhouse, with no visible means of escape. With danger surrounding them at every turn, the children must use all their wits to survive and figure out a way to get back home. . . .
Julia Donaldson is the author of more than fifty books and plays for children, including One Ted Falls Out of Bed, The Snail and the Whale, The Gruffalo, winner of the Smarties Book Prize, and Tyrannosaurus Drip, a picture book on the Feiwel and Friends Spring 2008 List. She grew up in London and now lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her family.
Greg Swearingen is a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design. He was awarded the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge Award from the Society of Illustrators in 1998. He lives in Rexberg, Idaho.
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i picked this up in the store simply because the art work caught my eye - the art is lovely. i read it out loud to my three young children. they were enthralled and couldn't wait for the next chapter each evening. it is a great suspenseful story. we really had fun with the groilish language and by the end of the book could speak it ourselves. it was also a great lesson in respecting and accepting each others differences. thoroughly enjoyed this charming book. it is sure to become a family favourite.