The Lonely Giant (Hardcover)

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By Sophie Ambrose, Sophie Ambrose (Illustrator)
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Giants will be Giants , “hurling and heaving, smashing and bashing.”  Before he knows it, everything, and everyone, is gone and he is alone. When a little yellow bird comes back, he tries to keep him in a cage, but soon realizes if he wants things the way they were, he must fix the forest. A great story with lovely illustrations and lessons about responsibility and the environment.


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After inadvertently destroying his home, a well-meaning giant must learn the true value of the natural world.

In the middle of a vast forest lives a giant who spends his days hurling and heaving, smashing and bashing. Over time, the animals flee as their homes vanish, the birdsong dwindles away to silence, and, finally, the forest itself disappears. Now the lonely giant misses the crackling warmth of a fire and the sweet songs of the yellow bird -- but will he realize it's up to him to restore what he loves? Sophie Ambrose debuts with a beautifully illustrated modern fable offering a poignant environmental twist.

About the Author

Sophie Ambrose has a BA in illustration from Kingston University in England. The Lonely Giant is her first picture book. She lives in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763682255
ISBN-10: 076368225X
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: December 13th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English