Both the last giant and the last dwarf on earth wish to be men; but instead of being friends, they torment one another in such childish ways as pinching and calling names. Then they get involved in a cooperative venture: nurturing a little gray bird that eventually revives and sprouts rainbow-colored wings; meanwhile, giant and dwarf have gradually become men. Heavy-handed in its basic message, this fable is curiously murky in the meaning of its details: What do the giant and the dwarf represent? Why are men better? The broad, free-flowing illustrations by a Polish artist known for poster design and film animation are bold and eye-catching, but verge on the garish.
Pub Date: Dec. 1, 1987
Page Count: 32
Publisher: Century Hutchinson--dist. by David & Charles