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Giants Beware!

by Jorge Aguirre
Illustrated by Rafael Rosado

Published by First Second, 2012
202 pages
ISBN: 978𢴓96435827

Ages 710

Bold Claudette wants to slay the legendary, baby-feet-eating giant that threatens her town. Sure, the Marquis built a fortress to protect them (at taxpayer expense, Claudette notes), but what kind of a solution is that? She convinces her best friend Marie, an aspiring princess, and her timid little brother Gaston, an aspiring chef, to join her on a quest to kill the giant. The Marquis rallies a group of men in town to form a search party to go after them, but the children prove far more adept in their quest to reach Giant抯 Peak than the men prove in saving them. Once there, the children discover the story as they heard it isn抰 quite true: It turns out the giant is just a baby who likes to tickle feet, not eat them. Rafael Rosaldo抯 spirited, full-color graphic novel is full of humor and action, as well as doses of social satire and a welcome dismissal of traditional gender roles.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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