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Once There Were Giants

Written by Martin Waddell

Illustrated by Ms. Penny Dale

Once There Were Giants Synopsis

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.

Once There Were Giants Press 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780744578362
Publication date: 1st May 2001
Author: Martin Waddell
Illustrator: Ms. Penny Dale
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Martin Waddell

Born in Belfast, Martin Waddell was an aspiring football player for many years, before turning his hand to writing. He is now widely regarded as one of the greatest living children's writers, and has over 220 published titles to his name. He is perhaps best known for Owl Babies, illustrated by Patrick Benson and Farmer Duck, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; as well as the 1989 Kurt Maschler Award-winning The Park in the Dark and the Little Bear series, both illustrated by Barbara Firth. In 2004, Martin received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his lasting contribution to children's literature, the highest career recognition ...

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