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Product Description

Fact: giants really DO live up beanstalks. So what if one climbed down, looking for YOU? You’ll find giant laughs on every page of this funny fairy tale by the bestselling author of The Gruffalo! So what if most humans don’t believe in giants? Most giants don’t believe in humans either! Except for giant girl Jumbeelia, who has always loved the tale of the tiny iggly plop who climbed up the bimblestonk. Now Jumbelia has grown her own bimblestonk, and she’s climbing down it. Which means the Jones family are about to end up in BIG trouble! When Colette, Stephen and Poppy are snatched off to giant land, how will they get back to their own world?

  • A fabulous full-length fairy tale by a superstar author
  • Julia Donaldson’s best-loved books include The Gruffalo
  • She served as Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013
  • Will delight fans of Roald Dahl and David Walliams

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781405207607

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

August 5th, 2004

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.7; Middle years; 4.0 points

Other details
  • 128 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Julia Donaldson

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Julia Donaldson is author of many of today’s best-loved picture books including The Gruffalo and Stick Man. Best known for her collaborations with Axel Scheffler, each of these vivid rhyming stories is a triumph of imagination. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

More about Julia: “I grew up in a tall Victorian London house with my parents, grandmother, aunt, uncle, younger sister Mary and cat Geoffrey (who was really a prince in disguise. Mary and I would argue about which of us would marry him).

Mary and I were always creating imaginary characters and mimicking real ones, and I used to write shows and choreograph ballets for us.

I studied Drama and French at Bristol University, where I met Malcolm, a guitar-playing medic to whom I’m now married.

Before Malcolm and I had our three sons we used to go busking together and I would write special songs for each country; the best one was in Italian about pasta.

The busking led to a career in singing and songwriting, mainly for children’s television.

One of my television songs, A Squash and a Squeeze, was made into a book in 1993, with illustrations by the wonderful Axel Scheffler. It was great to hold the book in my hand without it vanishing in the air the way the songs did. This prompted me to unearth some plays I’d written for a school reading group, and since then I’ve had 20 plays published.

My real breakthrough was The Gruffalo, again illustrated by Axel. We work separately – he’s in London and I’m in Glasgow – but he sends me letters with lovely funny pictures on the envelopes.

My novel The Giants and the Joneses is going to be made into a film by the same team who made the Harry Potter movies, and I have written three books of stories about the anarchic Princess Mirror-Belle who appears from the mirror and disrupts the life of an otherwise ordinary eight-year-old.

When I’m not writing I am often performing, at book festivals and in theatres. I really enjoy getting the children in the audience to help me act out the stories and sing the songs.”

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