Browse Abstracts (19 total)

| by Belton, Sandra

A young boy is introduced by his father to Miss Josie, who as first freightens him. As he grows up, he learns to admire her and the two develop a special friendship. Soon the grown boy passes on his memories to his own son and introduces Miss Josie to him.

| by Stanley, Diane

Otto, the gentle giant, lives in the magical kingdom of giants. Otto loves his pet chicken, Clara, so when a human named Jack climbs up a beanstalk and steals Clara, Otto must search for Jack. While looking for Jack, Otto meets many other Jacks from different nursery rhymes before he finds the Jack that has Clara and takes Clara home.

| by Mora, Pat

A vicious animal is causing panic among the villagers. Done Flor, a giant woman with a heart of gold, helps find the reason behind the mysterious beast.

| by Coville, Bruce//Coville, Katherine

Harry the giant may not be very bright, but he is definitely very kind. When a wizard threatens to take over the town, Harry risks getting turned into a stone toad. Instead, the wizard's plan backfires and he turns himself into a stone toad.

| by Johnson, Jane

A little boy packs his bag with his special belongings and runs away. In his travels, he comes in contact with bad creatures, but in the end he isn't hurt and goes back home.

| by Root, Phyllis

A small woman who has a hearty vegetable garden that she loves very much, encounters a giant who steals all her vegetables. She chases after him and realizes that they can share vegetable soup and a friendship.

| by Wilde, Oscar//Zwerger, Lisbeth

When a selfish giant forbids the neighborhood children to play in his garden, the only thing that remains is the cold winter season. However, one little boy opens the giants heart to kindness. The seasonal changes of the garden return along with the children.

| by Munsch, Robert

Julie has new neighbors. David seems like a regular boy, but Julie wonders what the rest of his family is like, because she saw a spoon the size of a shovel, a knife as big as a flagpole, and a fork the size of a pitchfork all being moved into David's house.

| by Waddell, Martin//Dale, Penny

People look like giants to infants. A young girl grows up and experiences a lot through life. Now she is a mother and a giant herself.

| by Jennings, Michael

Robin Goodfellow likes to get into mischief. One day he decides to play a trick on a slow-witted giant. The giant appears to be smaller and goes to others for advice and help.

| by Elkin, Benjamin

Lucky, the little boy, has to outsmart the giant, Elmo, in order to get his parents back. He does three tasks to get them back as well as the brook that the giant stole. In the end, the family is together again, and Elmo becomes their friend.

| by Cullen, Catherine Ann

Each day of the week, a young girl goes out searching for something new to see. Each day she encounters someone who needs the help of one of the six buttons on her magical coat. They are all grateful of the young girl's kindness and help. After helping each of them, her magic runs out on Sunday.

| by Byars, Betsy

Ant is a young boy with a wild imagination. An imagination that allows him to be a bear and a dog. He also imagines a giant outside his window and experiences the careers of his dreams.

| by Hoban, Russell

It's France's bedtime but she isn't very tired, so she makes up an alphabet song, imagines a tiger, sees a giant, and learns that the wind has a job before she falls asleep.

| by Crews, Nina

Have you ever been bored on a rainy day?Follow these two young girls on an exciting adventure with their imaginations and a magic map. Just as the magical map ends their rainy day doldrums, their mother tells them the sun is out and it's time to go to the park.

| by Briggs, Raymond

As a sequel to Jack and the Beanstalk, Jim visits the giant who has poor eyesight, no hair and no teeth. Jim eventually takes the giant glasses, false teeth, wig, and gold coins. In the end, they become good friends.

| by Handford, Martin

Waldo and his wizard friend journey through a fantasy. It is filled with goblins, giants, monks, dwarfs, mermaids, knights, and hunters. In the end, Waldo will see the truth about himself.

| by Balian, Lorna

A town finds a baby girl that they decide to adopt. They name the baby Valentine. They think Valentine is a normal little girl, but she grows and grows into a giant. When she's older, no one wants to marry her until one day another giant wanders through town.

| by Wood, Audrey

Beatrix, the buttermaid, teaches two rude giants how to be clean and beautiful and to have good manners in order to rescue her friend, Gerda the cow, from being eaten.
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