Fig's Giant by Geraldine McCaughrean

Fig's Giant

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean

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Gulliver’s Travels remains one of the all-time children’s classics and in years to come Fig’s Giant, a stunning picture book for toddlers and young children will deservedly become a classic too. The author’s take on Lilliput and the Lilliputians is brilliantly reimagined and the luminous colour illustrations from a debut illustrator will ensure that readers will want to go on and read Gulliver’s Travels when they’re a little older.


Fig's Giant by Geraldine McCaughrean

Based on the Lilliput adventure from Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels", the story centres on Fig, a Lilliputian girl, who befriends and defends the giant, Gulliver. It's an adventure that will lead Fig and her giant to stride the seas, capture an enemy fleet, and win a war. And it's an adventure in which Fig will make the most amazing friend - a friend who will open up whole new world for her, on a scale she could never have imagined. Geraldine's vivid, evocative language is perfectly matched by newcomer Jago's luminously coloured illustrations, which feature dramatic perspectives and intricate detail. An exciting and invigorating new take on this most famous of stories.

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy. Read more about the author here.

Anne Fine on Geraldine McCaughrean:

'I reckon Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. Everything she does is different and everything works – look at her list of prizes. She must write in tremendous bursts. Some years, she's so prolific the rest of us start joking that the fairies come in at night to do her work for her. Then she'll go quiet, so unlike all those writers who are persuaded by their publishers to come up with something every year, no matter how tired or drab. If Geraldine has nothing fresh to write, she doesn't write it.' (The Guardian)

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Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th October 2006




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