GIANTS! by Paul Robert Walker

GIANTS!

Stories from Around the World
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Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A collection of seven tales, from the familiar (``Jack and the Beanstalk'' from England and ``The Cyclops'' from Greece) to the obscure (``Kana the Stretching Wonder'' from Hawaii and ``The Cannibal's Wonderful Bird'' from South Africa). Each story starts with a full-page robustly realistic painting and ends with careful notes from Walker (Big Men, Big Country, also illustrated by Bernardin, 1993, etc.) about history and variants. A detailed bibliography of sources is included at the back. These well-told stories will please just about everyone: The large format works for story hours, the selection hits some multicultural notes, the interesting variations and source notes aid researchers. (Folklore. 8-12)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-15-200883-7
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1995




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