Once There Were Giants

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Candlewick Press, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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There is a baby who lives among giants--giants called Mom and Dad. The baby grows a little, and soon she can walk and talk. Then the baby grows a lot, until she is all grown up and has a baby of her own. Suddenly there are giants in the house again, and she realizes, "One of the giants is . . . ME!" Full color.

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User Review  - KayceBivins - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful book to use for memories that students are trying to think about. It is also a wonderful way to use the illustrations to get meaning because the author always points out the main character in the pictures. Read full review

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User Review  - hart0521 - LibraryThing

Story is told from a girls point of view as she grows older (authors craft). Although there is not much diversity, the story does make it seem like her Uncle lives with her, her siblings and parents which is an unregularly family dynamic. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Martin Waddell was born April 10, 1941, in Belfast, Ireland. He always wanted to be a professional soccer player. After having played for junior teams in Ireland, he left school at fifteen and held a variety of jobs, including working at a publishing company and as a night switchboard operator for a taxi company. Waddell is now one of the most prolific and successful contemporary children's writers, with more than one hundred books to his credit, some of them under his pseudonym Catherine Sefton. He won the 1986 Other Award, for his book Starry Night, which was also a runner up for The Guardian Children┐s Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the Young Observer Teenage Fiction Prize. He has twice won the Smarties Book Prize, for Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep Little Bear? He also won the 1989 Kurt Mascher Award for The Park In The Dark, the 1990 Bets Book For Babies for Rosie┐s Babies and has been shortlisted for the 1992 Smarties Book Prize for Along The Lonely Road.

Penny Dale is the author-illustrator of numerous acclaimed books for children, including TEN IN THE BED and BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER, . She is also the illustrator of THE JAMIE AND ANGUS STORIES by Anne Fine. Of PRINCESS, PRINCESS, Penny Dale says, "I very much enjoyed reworking the story of Sleeping Beauty with the children center stage, playing out the drama in their own way." Penny Dale lives in Wales.

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