Synopses & Reviews
John is a friendly giant who lives among musical fairies. But the time comes when he must venture out into the world to get a job. Soon, he befriends a king and queen who ask him to stay and work for their family. Through his adventures, Giant John learns what it means to care about people and for them to care about him. This heart-warming tale of friendship is as fresh today as it was when originally published in 1964. The child-friendly illustrations, complete with the detailed, crosshatching lines, reveal Arnold Lobels great talent as an artist and, most of all, as a storyteller.
First published in 1964, this heartwarming tale of friendship is as fresh today as when it first appeared. This classic tale by Caldecott Medalist Lobel is now reissued in a beautiful new edition. Full color.
About the Author
ARNOLD LOBEL (1933-87) is the much beloved and celebrated author-illustrator of many classic bestselling books for children, including the Frog and Toad series, Mouse Tales, Owl at Home, and Fables, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal.