The Boy and the Giant (Hardcover)

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Should we alienate the kindest guy in town just because he is humongous? Not a very sound reason! David Litchfield's whimsical new picture book tells kids to appreciate those who are different from us, as a young boy seeks out a giant whose good deeds have colored his town for some time, despite his reclusive nature. Fans of Litchfield's previous books, including The Bear and the Piano, will recognize his wondrous backgrounds, which feel as if they themselves are living, breathing beings. -Tony

— From Winter Gazette 2018

About the Author


David Litchfield is an award-winning author-illustrator of books for children, including The Bear and the Piano. He lives in the United Kingdom.

Praise For…


"Litchfield uses the metaphor of a friendly giant to lead readers to understand they don't need to be 'scared of things that are different.'"


"Litchfield's digitally enhanced mixed-media illustrations brim with details . . . This gentle message of friendship and inclusion should find a large, appreciative audience."


"A boy learns the importance of accepting those who are different from him in this message-driven story by Litchfield (The Bear and the Piano)."


"This fairy tale/tall tale has a resounding message about the value of acceptance despite differences, and the power of friendship."


"A delightful book all the way around."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419733185
ISBN-10: 1419733184
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: November 6th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English