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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. . . .
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)
“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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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

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