The Giant King

Activity Guide by Kathleen Pelley

The Giant King coverThe Giant King, Written by Kathleen Pelley and Illustrated by Maurie J. Manning

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.

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