THE GIANT WHO HAD NO HEART by Linda--Adapt. & Illus. Allen

THE GIANT WHO HAD NO HEART

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A somewhat simplified Norwegian folk tale, close to Dasent's version but less colorful in its turns of phrase and with two significant changes: the hero is called Ashiepattle (a male equivalent of the name ""Cinderella,"" although he is a much-loved youngest son) rather than Boots; and the giant bursts with anger when he is asked to repent--in Dasent, he's betrayed by Boots, who has just promised to spare him. The illustrations have been painted in pallid colors, in a primitive style inspired by Swedish folk art, by the ""self-taught"" illustrator. An acceptable, if undistinguished, edition of a well-known story.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1988
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Philomel/Putnam