Grandad's Secret Giant by David Litchfield
  

Grandad's Secret Giant

Written by David Litchfield
Illustrated by David Litchfield

5+ readers   3+ readers   

RRP £11.99

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This picture book from David Litchfield, author of the Waterstones-Prize winning The Bear and the Piano, is a GIANT story of belonging and friendship.

He has hands the size of tables, Grandad said, legs as long as drainpipes and feet as big as rowing boats. Do you know who I mean? Yes, sighed Billy. The Secret Giant. But he's not real! Billy doesn't believe his Grandad when he tells him there's a giant living in his town, doing good deeds for everyone. He knows that a giant is too big to keep himself hidden. And why would he WANT to keep himself a secret? But as time goes on, Billy learns that some secrets are too BIG to stay secret for long...

This gentle story reminds us of the things and people that go unnoticed but have such a big impact on our busy lives. Through his delighted prose and beautiful illustrations David Litchfield has created another wonderful story perfect for sharing.

Synopsis

Grandad's Secret Giant by David Litchfield

In the story Billy and his Grandad help to draw a mural in the town; draw your own mural on this special activity page.

And you can draw your own giant using these easy to follow steps!

Reviews

'A heartfelt story about difference, acceptance and kindness. The illustrations are luminous, packed full of colour and a sense of wonder.'--The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 'I really loved Litchfield's award-wining debut The Bear And The Piano and this is another beautiful example of his use of traditional and contemporary art techniques to create bursts of shimmering sunlight which will warm the heart... Funny, touching and visually stunning, this really is a book to treasure.'

About the Author

David Litchfield

David Litchfield first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones 'mash up' comics for his older brother and sister. Since then David's work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on T-shirts. He has also exhibited his illustrations in both solo and group shows in the U.K, Europe and America. The Bear and the Piano was his first picture book. David lives in Bedford with his family.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

David Litchfield
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

6th April 2017

ISBN

9781847808479

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