The Giants and the Joneses by Julia Donaldson

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A charming adventure story by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson.

Every giant knows beanstalks and little persons don’t exist. Almost every giant, anyway . . . When Jumbeelia’s curiosity leads her to a real-live bimplestonk at the edgeland of Groil and down, down, down into Colette, Stephen and Poppy’s lives, the children find themselves in BIG trouble! How will the three iggly plops ever get home? In The Giants and the Joneses Julia Donaldson has created a page-turning larger than life adventure, turning a fairytale on its head. That Jack was so wicked, climbing a beanstalk to steal everything from the hen to the harp to some money.

Julia has long been a household name thanks to her raft of best-selling picture books, and this tale is idea for readers who have enjoyed The Gruffalo as a young child.


About Julia Donaldson

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Julia Donaldson is the author of more than fifty books and plays for children, including The Gruffalo, winner of the Smarties Book Prize. She grew up in London and now lives in Glasgow with her family.Greg Swearingen is a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design. He was awarded the Norman Rockwell at Stockbridge Award from the Society of Illustrators in 1998. He lives in Idaho.
Published March 6, 2010 by Egmont. 228 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In search of legendary “iggly plops,” Jumbeelia climbs down the “bimplestonk” and finds a lawn mower, a sheep and three children whom she pops into her collector’s bag and takes back to Groil, her giant’s world in the clouds.

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