The Secret History of Giants

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Candlewick Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Are there giants among us? Find their story writ large in a lavish exploration touching on folklore and myth, truth and whimsy.

Ancient Greece had its Titans, the Celts their Green Knight, the Bible Goliath — and for those who know where to look, signs of these legendary hulking creatures still abound. Now comes a hugely engrossing chronicle of giants since antiquity, from their role in forming mountains and causing earthquakes to the mysteries of their sacks (watch out for hitchhiking humans); from their means of employment (how did the Druids built Stonehenge?) to an extensive map of places around the world where giants may likely be found. Exhaustive and lushly illustrated, this enormously valuable resource is sure to fascinate all who open its covers.

Special features include:

* sundry flaps, booklets, and gatefolds

* a lavish foiled and embossed cover

* an elegant tassel dangling from the spine

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User Review  - CChristophersen - LibraryThing

The artwork is wonderful and fitting of the title. The layout is in a scrapbook style. It tells many things that you would like to know about giants. Their history, life cycles, clothing, stories and evidence of their existance. A page turner for anyone interested in giants. Read full review

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I think that the Secret History of Giants is a fascinating book for young or older readers .If anyone interested in the past is take this book from your bookshelf,give it a
chance,if you do happen to live in Derby in England then go to Elvaston castle they're sure to have a copy star rating of four.  


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About the author (2008)

Ari Berk is a writer, visual artist, and scholar of literature, folklore, and myth. He has written everything from academic works on ancient cultures to popular books about myths for children and adults. A professor at Central Michigan University, Ari Berk has traveled widely and made friends (of all sizes) in many parts of the world.

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