Grandad's Secret Giant
'Funny, touching and visually stunning, this really is a book to treasure.' Daily Mail A GIANT story of belonging and friendship from David Litchfield, author of the Waterstones Illustrated Book Prize 2016 winner The Bear and the Piano. "He has hands the size of tables," Grandad said, "legs as long as drainpipes and feet as big as rowing boats. Do you know who I mean?" "Yes," sighed Billy. "The Secret Giant. But he's not real!" Billy doesn't believe his Grandad when he tells him there's a giant living in his town, doing good deeds for everyone. He knows that a giant is too big to keep himself hidden. And why would he WANT to keep himself a secret? But as time goes on, Billy learns that some secrets are too BIG to stay secret for long... This delightful heartfelt story of belonging and friendship teaches the importance of tolerance and acceptance to young children.
- Hardback | 40 pages
- 220 x 300 x 15mm | 512g
- 29 Mar 2017
- Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
- London, United Kingdom
'There's a mysterious luminosity in this book's delicately detailed illustrations (complete with hidden giant), alongside characters drawn with humour and compassion. It's a magical story about accepting people who are different.' * Book Trust * 'Infused with a sense of wonder and some spectacular panoramas, a story of friendship and belonging' * Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide * 'I really loved Litchfield's award-wining debut The Bear And The Piano and this is another beautiful example of his use of traditional and contemporary art techniques to create bursts of shimmering sunlight which will warm the heart... Funny, touching and visually stunning, this really is a book to treasure.' -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail * 'A heartfelt story about difference, acceptance and kindness. The illustrations are luminous, packed full of colour and a sense of wonder.'--The Huffington Post * The Huffington Post *
About David Litchfield
DAVID LITCHFIELD first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones 'mash up' comics for his older brother and sister. His first picture book with Frances Lincoln Children's Books,The Bear and the Piano, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize (Illustrated Book Category) and became a best-seller in the UK and US. It was shortlisted for 8 other awards in the UK including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Independent Bookshop Week Award, and has sold in over 20 languages. David has since illustrated The Building Boy by Ross Montgomery (Faber & Faber, 2016), and his second book, Grandad's Secret Giant, published in April 2017. David lives in Bedford with his family.