The Giant Book of Giants by Saviour Pirotta
  

The Giant Book of Giants

Written by Saviour Pirotta
Illustrated by Mark Robertson

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A suitably giant collection of classic giant tales featuring giants from all over the world. It lets you clamour up the beanstalk with Jack, sail the Seven Seas with Sinbad, meet the curious Giantess and help Coyote, Momotaro and Finn McCool rid their people of ferocious giants. It also lets you meet a mighty giant who has come to stay with you in the form of a spectacular 3D giant boarded poster that's way taller than you. Don't be scared though, this is a gentle giant who will guard your room. Hang him on your wall and discover how he collected a treasure trove of secrets.

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The Giant Book of Giants by Saviour Pirotta

Be brave and dare to enter the realm of the giants...This enormous collection features giants from all over the world. Clamour up the beanstalk with Jack, sail the Seven Seas with Sinbad, meet the curious Giantess and help Coyote, Momotaro and Finn McCool rid their people of ferocious giants.

Reviews

'..excellent retellings of the stories with full colour illustrations by Mark Robertson' - Parents in Touch

'We like this because somewhat appropriately, you get a lot of giant for your money. With six stories that include Jack & the Beanstalk and Sinbad comes one great big fold-out fella that's nearly as tall as me. Hiya handsome..!' - Families London South East

'This book brings classic stories back to life for a new generation.' - Our Family World blog

About the Author

Saviour Pirotta

Saviour Pirotta is the best-selling author of over 100 children's books. Based in the UK, his work ranges from novelty titles for toddlers to short novels and collections of fairy tales.

Born on the small island of Malta, his parents named him after Jesus the Saviour. He has a brother called Joseph and two aunts called Mary. His father was a carpenter. With such a name, people expected him to grow up liking Bible stories but, influenced by his granny, Saviour preferred pirate and ghost stories, especially the gruesome kind that keep you awake at night.

Saviour grew up speaking three languages, English, Maltese and Italian. The official language at school, however, was English and this is where he discovered the works of Rosemary Sutcliff and C. S. Lewis, which were to remain a big influence on him for the rest of his life. He also liked fantasy films with lots of special effects, especially 'Jason and the Argonauts' and 'The Thief of Baghdad'.

As a child he used to write poems, stories and plays which he performed with friends under a huge mulberry tree in a field. He sold his first work to a local radio station for five pounds and in 1982, he moved to England with the hope of becoming a professional writer.

His first job in the UK was adapting and directing a play based on a Maltese folk tale. Needless to say, it featured pirates. After that he spent eight years working as a storyteller for the Commonwealth Institute in London, visiting schools and libraries around Britain. His first book, Let the Shadows Fly, was published in 1986. Since then he has established himself as a versatile writer with many bestsellers to his record. He writes in English but his work has been translated into 28 languages to date.

Saviour is now a British citizen and lives in the World Heritage Site of Saltaire in Yorkshire.

(Author photo and biography taken from the author's website. Click here to visit it and see more of his work).

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Book Info

Format

Mixed media product
Contains Hardback and Poster
24 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Saviour Pirotta
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Author's Website

www.spirotta.com/

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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

3rd October 2011

ISBN

9781405260084

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