The Princess and the Giant

The Princess and the Giant

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Princess Sophie is exhausted, and it's all because that grumpy old giant up on the beanstalk can't sleep. His stomps and stamps keep everyone awake. But as the resourceful Princess Sophie reads her favorite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer. She bravely climbs the beanstalk carrying a tasty bowl of porridge, a cuddly teddy bear, and cozy blanket to help soothe the giant. But nothing works until finally Sophie hits upon the perfect thing -- a bedtime story! Everyone lives (and sleeps) happily ever after, but when Sophie then teaches the giant how to read himself, it is the most perfect ending of all.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 251 x 292 x 13mm | 567g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0763680079
  • 9780763680077
  • 814,678

Review quote

In addition to her refreshing twist on "Jack and the Beanstalk," Hart also reverses traditional gender roles: the king cooks, and the queen chops wood. Young readers may not notice, but adults will appreciate the shift. Warburton's bright mixed-media artwork provides a playful stage for Sophie's colossal adventure. A clever fractured fairy tale that princes and princesses of all ages will enjoy.
--Kirkus Reviews Rhyming text, detailed illustrations with non-stereotypical characters, and familiar storylines create a very entertaining tale.
--School Library Connection
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About Caryl Hart

Caryl Hart is a children's writer who also runs creative workshops with local schools. She lives in Derbyshire, England, with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens, and a dog named Roo. As well as writing, Caryl Hart loves walking in the hills, swimming, snuggling, baking, weeding, running, sleeping, chatting, and sitting in cafés. Sarah Warburton grew up in North Wales. She studied illustration at the University of the West of England and hasn't looked back since. She has created many books and illustrated the Rumblewick series, which has sold worldwide and is under movie option. Sarah Warburton lives in England with her husband, two children, and a grumpy guinea pig.
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Rating details

197 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 31% (61)
4 40% (79)
3 26% (52)
2 3% (5)
1 0% (0)
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