Giants Beware!

By AGUIRRE, Jorge

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ISBN
978-1-59643-582-7
Publisher
First Second


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2012  |  Graphic Novels

Gr 3–6—A blacksmith's daughter is unsatisfied with her peaceful life within the fortress of Mont Petit Pierre. Rambunctious and loudmouthed, Claudette yearns for action, like killing the giant that lives on the mountain outside of town. With her timid brother, Gaston, and her ladylike friend, Marie, she blusters her way through the fortress gate and into the Forest of Death, beyond which lies the Mad River, and then Giant...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2012

This winning graphic novel will inspire kids dreaming of becoming knights and princesses alike by mixing appealing fairy-tale plots with unconventional solutions. Tiny but tough and feistily redheaded, Claudette is unwavering: slaying giants is every responsible citizen’s duty. Adults, including her own father (who lost two limbs fighting monsters), warn her that violence is not always the answer, nor does it always work out as she expects. To protect her hometown and its people,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Color by John Novak and Matthew Schenk. This winning graphic novel mixes appealing fairy-tale plots with unconventional solutions. Tiny but tough and fei...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 1, 2012

An original quest story that incorporates fairy-tale themes. Jorge Aguirre infuses his engaging narrative with sweetness and a wonderful sense of humor. Rafael Rosado’s bold, co...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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