Once There Were Giants by Martin Waddell
  

Once There Were Giants

Written by Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Ms. Penny Dale

Synopsis

Once There Were Giants by Martin Waddell

Once there was a baby in the house - and to that baby, Mum and Dad and Jill and John and Uncle Tom were giants. But little by little, that baby grew up - until she became a giant too! Martin Waddell says of the book, Small children live in a world designed for big people. I wrote this story to help them understand it, and the idea of growing older.

Reviews

[The] delicately drawn, nicely realistic scenes... have a fullness of detail that children always appreciate. * The Observer * Turning the pages of this book is like looking through a family photo album. * Books for Keeps *

About the Author

Martin Waddell

As a child

I've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne.

As an artist
I work in an old stone barn beside my home, and dream my stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of my house. I never write anywhere else. This is where I belong.

Things you didn't know about Martin Waddell

I can wiggle my ears. I am a very noisy tennis player. I had a cat that could open doors. My dog hears my stories before I write them. I scored a hat trick on my debut in adult football, but wound up as a goalkeeper. I used to run a junk stall. I like bringing up egg-shaped stones from the beach to my garden. I like apple tarts. I hate onions. I’m a happy man

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Martin Waddell
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2001

ISBN

9780744578362


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