Giants Beware!
by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781596435827
  • ISBN-10: 1596435828
  • Publisher: First Second
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 208
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-10
  • Dimensions: 10 x 7.48 x 0.52 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds

Series: Chronicles of Claudette

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-03-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

Comedy and fairy tale sensibilities balance perfectly in this exciting debut by writer Aguirre and illustrator Rosado. Delightfully spunky Claudette is set on becoming a monster slayer like her father (who is missing limbs due to his earlier adventures). When she hears the story of a giant on the loose, she is determined to leave her home—accompanied by her cowardly brother, Gaston, and best friend Marie—in order to set things right. Driven by Claudette’s courage, Marie, who wants nothing more than to become a princess, shows proper heroic wits, and Gaston reveals inner strength and determination. When Claudette discovers that not all stories are as they seem, she and her friends must fool the adults who have come to bring them home to protect an innocent monster. The rich world and engaging characters are a surefire hit—and the glorious full-color illustrations, which pack a novel’s worth of expression onto cartoon faces, should bring readers back for multiple reads of this many-layered story. One can only hope that Aguirre and Rosado have more adventures planned. Ages 7–up. (Apr.)

 
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