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THE CHRISTMAS GIANT by Steve Light

THE CHRISTMAS GIANT

By Steve Light (Author) , Steve Light (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4692-9
Publisher: Candlewick

An extra-tall format suits this whimsical story about a giant and a tiny elf who are special helpers for Santa at his North Pole workshop. The giant is named Humphrey, his elf pal is called Leetree and together they create the printed wrapping paper for Santa’s presents. They also work throughout the year to grow a magically tall Christmas tree for the North Pole community, but when the tree is lost, the giant-and-elf pair solves the problem by creating a new kind of Christmas tree with branches made from curls of wrapping paper in a variety of green prints. The charming illustrations in pen and ink with pastels use exaggerated proportions to show the size of the giant and clever use of multiple panels to show the various creative processes. (Picture book. 3-7)