Giants Beware!The Chronicles of Claudette
Written by Jorge Aguirre; illustrated by Rafael Rosado
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ISBN: 9781596435827208 Pages, Ages 7-10
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.
Maine Student Book Award Master List, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award ML, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award Maser List, Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, California Library Association - Best Graphic Novels
Praise for Giants Beware!
"The story, with its riffs on fairy tales and quest narratives, offers just the right balance of familiarity and originality, with plenty of humorous asides."—The New York Times
"Comedy and fairy tale sensibilities balance perfectly in this exciting debut by writer Aguirre and illustrator Rosado."—Publishers Weekly starred
"This is one book that readers are sure to enjoy again and again."—Children's Literature
"The story strikes a fine balance between beingaction-and friendship-driven. The art is similarly well-balanced: Rosado’s inkdrawings are strong and lively, with expressive characters and well-drawnlandscapes."—School Library Journal starred
"This winning graphic novel will inspire kids dreamingof becoming knights and princesses alike by mixing appealing fairy-tale plotswith unconventional solutions."—Horn Book
"Entertaining, lively, and downright goofy, this willfind an audience among fans of fairy tales and comic books alike."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"A zingy little story told with fine flair."—Booklist
In the Press
A young heroine and her two sidekicks set off on adventure in "Giants Beware! - The New York Times