The Giants and the Joneses

Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Greg Swearingen

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Jumbeelia the young giantess loves to hear the old story about the iggly plop who climbed up the bimplestonk to the giants’ land of Groil. Then, one day, she throws a bimple over the edge of Groil.
     Down, down, down Jumbeelia climbs—right down into the land of the iggly plops, where she discovers Colette, Poppy, and Stephen Jones; puts them into her canvas bag; and carries them back to Groil.
     Soon the children find themselves shut in her dollhouse, with no visible means of escape. With danger surrounding them at every turn, the children must use all their wits to survive and figure out a way to get back home. . . .

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Praise for The Giants and the Joneses

“An exciting story with a subtle message about respect and cooperation.”—School Library Journal

“Whether read aloud or alone, this British import has an effervescent sincerity that makes it both enjoyable and memorable.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
 
“The Giants and the Joneses had humour, suspense and an invented language that enthralled me.”—The Evening Standard (London)

“Children will love this miniaturised adventure . . . it’s set to be a giant hit.”—The Herald (England)

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Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Greg Swearingen

Julia Donaldson is the author of more than fifty books and plays for children, including One Ted Falls Out of Bed, The Snail and the WhaleThe Gruffalo, winner of the Smarties Book Prize, and Tyrannosaurus Drip, a picture book on the Feiwel and Friends Spring 2008 List. She grew up in London and now lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her family.

Greg Swearingen is a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design. He was awarded the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge Award from the Society of Illustrators in 1998. He lives in Rexberg, Idaho.

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The Giants and the Joneses
Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Greg Swearingen

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
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May 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312379612
ISBN10: 0312379617
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 224 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 10
Grade Range: 3 to 5 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: -L
AR Quiz Number: 79479
AR Book Level: 4.5
AR Points: 9

$7.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805078053
ISBN10: 0805078053
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches, 224 pages, Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Age Range: 8 to 10
Grade Range: 3 to 5
$14.95
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