The Mysterious Giant of Barletta: An Italian Folktale

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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The giant statue that has always stood in front of the Church of San Sepolcro in Barletta is called upon to save the town from an army of a thousand men that is destroying all the towns and cities along the lower Adriatic coast.

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Review: The Mysterious Giant of Barletta

User Review  - Paula - Goodreads

I adore Tomie DePaola. His artistry and stories are enchanting and always have a good message to them. This one is no exception. I loves this Italian fairytale. Very well told and illustrated. Read full review

Review: The Mysterious Giant of Barletta

User Review  - Goodreads

I adore Tomie DePaola. His artistry and stories are enchanting and always have a good message to them. This one is no exception. I loves this Italian fairytale. Very well told and illustrated. Read full review

About the author (1988)

Tomie dePaola is an artist, designer, educator, painter, muralist, author, and illustrator. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums, and his books have been published in more than 15 countries.

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