The Giant King
Activity Guide by Kathleen Pelley
Some say that Rabbie, the carpenter’s son, is a dreamer; but Rabbie says he works from his heart, carving not what is, but what could be. When Rabbie goes to a distant town to sell his carvings, he finds the town besieged by a fierce and destructive giant. The townspeople despair, but Rabbie suggests that if the giant were treated like a king, he might behave like one. Readers will be charmed by the message of this heart-warming fable: that which is loved will reveal its loveliness.