Giants Beware!

Giants Beware!

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Baker & Taylor
Claudette wants nothing more than to slay a giant but her little village is too safe and quiet.

McMillan Palgrave

Make way for Claudette the giant slayer in this delightful, fantastical adventure!

Claudette's fondest wish is to slay a giant. But her village is so safe and quiet! What's a future giant slayer to do?

With her best friend Marie (an aspiring princess), and her brother Gaston (a pastry-chef-to-be), Claudette embarks on a super-secret quest to find a giant-without parental permission. Can they find and defeat the giant before their parents find them and drag them back home?

Giants Beware! offers up a wondrous, self-contained world in the tradition of the very best of Pixar. Claudette and her friends will have you laughing out loud from page one.



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& Taylor

Longing to slay a giant despite the peace her village enjoys, young Claudette embarks on a super-secret quest with her aspiring princess best friend and pastry chef apprentice brother in hopes of finding and defeating a giant before their parents drag them back home. Original.

Publisher: New York : First Second, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596435827
Branch Call Number: J GX AGU
Characteristics: 202 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm.

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ChristchurchLib Aug 25, 2014

"Combining comedy, action, and old-fashioned derring-do, Giants Beware! offers a hilarious spin on traditional heroic adventures. Fiery, pint-sized Claudette is determined to be a giant slayer. Despite warnings from the experienced slayers in her village, Claudette runs away from home in search of a giant, taking her clever best friend Marie (who wants to be a princess), her reluctant brother Gaston (who wants to be a pastry chef), and a pug named Valiant along with her. Eye-catching colours and cartoony illustrations perfectly capture the fun and suspense in this quirky tale of bravery and friendship." Kids' Books August 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/766781c6-ec35-455c-874a-f0734fc707e8?postId=2247e264-c3ca-48d3-91cf-3040588e8797

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blue_bear_2199
Jul 23, 2014

Great book. Loved Illustrations

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waltzingechidna
Apr 26, 2013

Surprisingly sweet but not gooey: a ripping yarn with a heart. My eight-year-old loved it.

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Eljnor
Apr 18, 2013

This was a super fun adventure with great characters and even some depth. Strong girls and strong boys with real character development.

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angela_anaconda
Nov 29, 2012

recommended by Sarah from her Maverick list (graphic novel committee)

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MitchG_0
Aug 17, 2012

My kids love this graphic novel! It's particularly nice because it has strong girl characters -- a rarity in comics.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Apr 04, 2012

I don’t think I’m being ridiculous when I gush to you about Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado’s Giants Beware! Perhaps the first in a series, perhaps a single stand-alone title, all I can really say is that it is chock full o’ charm. Good for boys, great for girls, fabulous for gatekeepers, this might even win over those folks who don’t normally go in for comics. Great GNs for kids may come out once in a blue moon, but when they’re as good as this little number you may decide that it was worth the wait.

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red_owl_215
May 29, 2014

red_owl_215 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 12

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waltzingechidna
Apr 26, 2013

waltzingechidna thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 13

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Apr 04, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Apr 04, 2012

Claudette’s lot in life chafes her something fierce. If she had her way she’s be out there, sword in hand, battling baby-feet-eating giants and sea creatures and dragons and who knows what all. Instead she’s stuck living in a village with her best friend Marie, a girl who aspires to be a princess, and her little brother Gaston, a pastry chef in the making. When she can take it no longer, Claudette decides that she needs to plunge into an adventure of her own. Tricking Marie and Gaston into accompanying her, she sets out to destroy the mythic baby-feet-eating giant that terrorized her villagers in the past. Along the way she and her pals get in and out of various scrapes before at long last discovering that sometimes “monsters” aren’t all they seem to be.

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