Muncle Trogg by Janet Foxley

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A topsy-turvy fairy tale about a small giant on a big adventure!

Let's get ready to grumble!

Mount Grumble is where the giants live. But (contrary to what you might think, maybe because of their name) not every "giant" (see?) is, um...big. In fact, Muncle Trogg is so SMALL that all the other giants make fun of him for being (uh-oh) people-sized. And toss him around like a football!

Fed up, Muncle Trogg climbs down Mount Grumble to take a look at the Smallings (that would be humans) he supposedly looks like. What he discovers is...

...a sulky green dragon and a terribly sensible girl? But when Mount Grumble is put in harm's way, it's up to little Muncle to be the bigger smallest giant, prove that size doesn't matter, and somehow save his home!

"Sparkling. A cracking tale." -- The Times of London

About Janet Foxley

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Janet Foxley is the winner of the third annual London Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition. Having written all her life, and now in her sixties, Janet is thrilled to see her first novel, a funny story about the smallest giant in the world, published. She lives in an old farmhouse near Carlisle, England, with her husband, and has three grown children.
Published March 1, 2012 by Scholastic Inc.. 227 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Children who thought they could never identify with a giant may be surprised by this classically Dahl-esque British import.

Jan 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Muncle Trogg

The Guardian

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They talked about how Muncle could dress up as a smalling in the museum's clothes and Muncle's pa could become the giant who defeats the smalling.

Nov 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Muncle Trogg

The Bookbag

Summary: Muncle Trogg, world's smallest giant, finds his true calling, in this fun, light-hearted and energetic read for confident readers.

Feb 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Muncle Trogg


The charming illustrations by O’Kif enhance the reading pleasure and help bring Foxley’s fascinating world and unique characters to life.Reviewed by Donna Volkenannt on March 28, 2012 Muncle Troggwritten by Janet Foxley, illustrated by O'Kif Comment Rules: Comments will be closed t...

Mar 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Muncle Trogg

A Patchwork of Books

it is a calm and reflective post, in which I look back at November and December of 2011 to see what books came out then that haven't been nominated yet.It used to be that there was a great website that listed books by their release date, and I used to go through these lists and cull the middle gr...

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