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The Story Giant Hardcover – 7 Oct 2002


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; New edition edition (7 Oct 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007119445
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007119448
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Patten brilliantly links fables and moraity tales from around the world…a timeless classic' Sunday Express

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‘He thinks and feels ferociously’ Listener

‘A magic ability to turn radiant imagination loose’ The Times

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This was Sunday Times' Children's Book Of The Week.

' a wonderful anthology in which fables from Aesop rub shoulders with Arabic folklore, Irish fairy tales, Australian aboriginal legends and Japanese myths. The tales are punctuated by conversations between the children, which remind us that stories occurring in one part of the world can also have mysteriously arisen in distant places, in other times. .. The tales, although all entertaining, communicate the pointlessness of war and are lessons in how to make the most of life. The book is a beautiful package, to which Chris Riddell brings has characteristic quirkiness, spookiness and charm. Patten, you can tell, loves these stories, and loves the idea of stories. By repeating them, he seeks, like the giant, to keep them alive.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Claridge on 3 Mar 2005
Format: Paperback
whilst perusing the shelves at the local bookstore for a new book for my little sisters bedtime. i spotted in the darkest recesses of the shop a colourful front cover and decided to give it a go... so at the first bedtime i started the book and read the first three sttories, and the story running through, i finished the book today, and my extremely fussy sister asked me to read it again. i think that will give you all the reassurance you need!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Jan 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is one of the best books I have ever read! Children everywhere can enjoy it. The whole family would even enjoy reading this one and its a perfect bedtime story. Brian Pattern really captured me and I couldn't put the book down. The end has a surprising but beautiful twist and the ending passage made me want to cry.This book has funny, sad and surprising bits. Once you have read it you will feal refreshed and inspired.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carol Scott on 20 April 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a great teaching resource. You can either read the book as a class novel, from start to end, or dip into it and pick out stories to suit your lesson theme. I have use the book with P3 to P7 children and it has been well received by all. The short philosophical stories are based on old tales but are retold with a twist. Through them children learn about moral values and being a responsible citizen. A fabulous book for circle time discussions.
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By Pen Name on 2 Dec 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Ok, sort of compelling... Basically this is a collection of stories, and as such it works, but I'm not sure how it hangs together as a novel. I'd have liked more about the kids, and the giant. It began really well but seemed to get stuck in the middle and swim around looking for an exit. It was beautifully written though and could work as a kind of Decameron for kids. Worth a read but don't expect much of a plot.
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