John is a friendly giant who lives among musical fairies. But the time comes when he must venture out into the world to get a job. Soon, he befriends a king and queen who ask him to stay and work for their family. Through his adventures, Giant John learns what it means to care about people and for them to care about him. This heart-warming tale of friendship is as fresh today as it was when originally published in 1964. The child-friendly illustrations, complete with the detailed, crosshatching lines, reveal Arnold Lobel’s great talent as an artist and, most of all, as a storyteller.
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ARNOLD LOBEL (1933–87) is the much beloved and celebrated author–illustrator of many classic bestselling books for children, including the Frog and Toad series, Mouse Tales, Owl at Home, and Fables, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal.
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