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Macmillan Children's Book

Giants Beware!

The Chronicles of Claudette

Author: Written by Jorge Aguirre; illustrated by Rafael Rosado

Giants Beware!

Giants Beware!

$16.99

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About This Book

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...

Page Count
208
On Sale
04/10/2012

Book Details

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.

Imprint Publisher

First Second

ISBN

9781596435827

Reading Guide

In The News

Praise for The Chronicles of Claudette series:

"These stylish books — there are three so far — are called “Giants Beware!,” “Monsters Beware!” and “Dragons Beware!,” and they are just the thing for kids who like fractured fairy tales."—New York Times


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 review

"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 review

"This winning graphic novel will inspire kids dreaming of 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

“Fast, fun, and joyous to look at!” —Jeff Smith, author of Bone

“A young heroine and her two sidekicks set off on adventure in Giants Beware!” —The New York Times

“A surefire hit!” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Strong and lively!” —School Library Journal, starred review

“The writing is great, the artwork is just stupendous - I can't recommend this book highly enough!” —BoingBoing Geek Week Podcast

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Giants Beware!

Giants Beware!

$16.99

Trade Paperback