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Huge-hearted, humorous high jinks abound in this story about a small boy in a BIG world of giants
June 2022 Debut of the Month
Driven by 10-year-old Harvey Small’s entertaining tendency to get into strange scrapes, Hannah Moffat’s delightful debut is Small in name and big on zany antics, with Rory Walker’s detailed illustrations adding to the wacky fun.
Harvey’s tenth birthday sees him gifted a pair of stilts, a pair of oversized “sludge-brown dungarees”, a huge green velvet hat, and “absolutely NO football boots”. But, as it turns out, the stilts are going to come in handier than expected.
As a result of Harvey getting into a series of unfortunate scrapes – among them accidently killing the school hamster, and setting fire to the headmaster’s trousers – his mum has been struggling to find him a new school. Until now – thanks to the stilts giving a small boy the appearance of someone much bigger, Harvey has been accepted into Madame Bogbrush's School for Gifted Giants. But the trouble is, the giants have a habit of bashing Smalls (AKA humans), so it’s imperative for him to keep his true identity secret. Cue much mayhem and pacey peril…
Harvey is a small boy in a giant world. On stilts! When Harvey accidentally sets fire to his headteacher's trousers, Mum decides it's time for a BIG change and packs him off to Madame Bogbrush's School for Gifted Giants.
But Harvey's not a giant. He's a boy on stilts. And if his classmates find out, they'll stomp him into a sandwich!
Closing date: 10/07/2022
'A funny, heartwarming delightful debut' The Bookseller A GIANT TRIUMPH! - A.F Steadman, Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
'A totally original tall tale that's spurt-your-tea-out funny.' - Lucy Brandt, Leonora Bolt: Secret inventor
'Vast in humour and heart. A giant of a book' Zillah Bethell, The Shark Caller
'It's funny, it's silly and it's simply delightful. Fun with a giant-sized 'F' Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Never Show a T-Rex a Book
|Publication date:||16th June 2022|
|Publisher:||Everything with Words|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
|Genres:||Funny, School Stories|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month|
|Collections:||Brilliant Children's Books to Read this Summer,|
Hannah Moffatt is a creative director at a language and behavioural science consultancy, where she spends her days writing very sensible things for businesses. At night, she escapes into the beautifully bonkers world of middle grade fiction, where she writes significantly less sensible things for children. Hannah lives in London with her husband and a sombrero-wearing toy hedgehog named Cedric.More About Hannah Moffatt
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