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The book of giant stories
Harrison, David L. (David Lee), 1937-
First Boyds Mills Press edition.
Publication Information:
Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
40 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : American Heritage, 1972.
The little boy's secret -- The giant who was afraid of butterflies -- The giant who threw tantrums.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 0.5 52612.
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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library PZ8.H25 BO 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Clarence Library PZ8.H25 BO 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Fairy Tales
Niagara Branch Library PZ8.H25 BO 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Fairy Tales
Orchard Park Library PZ8.H25 BO 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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 byPhilippe 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.

Author Notes

David L. Harrison is the author of more than 70 books that have sold over 15 million copies. Pirates , also illustrated by Dan Burr, was placed on the Texas Bluebonnet Award 2010-2011 Master List. Harrison is the recipient of many awards, including the Christopher Award and the Missouri Librarian Association Literacy Award for the body of his work. He lives in Springfield, Missouri.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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