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ISBN: 0416007422
Author: Mary Norton
Language: English
Publisher: Magnet; New Ed edition (1987)
Pages: 128
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 403
Size Fb2: 1254 kb
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And loved it. Are All the Giants Dead? serves a healthy dose of fantasy to the imaginative and brings to life (and . Mary Norton mostly wrote her books series, like the Borrowers, but sadly there are no further adventures of James and Mildred.

For example, Beauty When I was looking for Bed-knob and Broomstick to purchase, I came across this title by Mary Norton. The reader is left hoping, vainly, to revisit this world. Which is perhaps fitting, since much of the story is about letting go of childhood and magic.

very much enjoyed book,, Mary Norton is amazing,, wish there were more of her books to read, but with .

For example, Beauty of Beauty and the Beast, left behind her svelte figure and took on middle-aged proportions not very different from mine. The book is a great romp as a read. It also was surprisingly educational. Not so! They originally were two separate people.

This wonderful book was written in 1975 by Mary Norton (1903-92), the author of the incomparable Borrowers stories. com User, January 26, 2000. It tells the story of James, whose dream takes him to a distant land, where he meets many of the characters of old folktales, such as Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, r and k. Are All the Giants Dead?" is a very fun story peppered with clever in-jokes for those who love fairy tales. Young James, who is more interested in science fiction than fairy tales, is wisked away in his sleep by Mildred, an ethereal storyteller who takes him off to a magical kingdom.

very much enjoyed book,, Mary Norton is amazing,, wish there were more of her books to read, but with this one .

Kathleen Mary Norton (née Pearson, 10 December 1903 – 29 August 1992), known professionally as Mary Norton, was an English author of children's books. She is best known for The Borrowers series of low fantasy novels (1952 to 1982), which is named after its first book and, in turn, the tiny people who live secretly in the midst of contemporary human civilisation.

The giants are dead and the witches hate fled. Naturally, one giant isn't dead. For years JacktheGiantKiller has been stonewalling an investigation.

Illustrated by Brian Froud. 123 pp. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. The giants are dead and the witches hate fled.

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Are All the Giants Dead? by Mary Norton · Brian Froud. Young James journeys from England to the fairy-tale world of princes and princesses, witches and fairies, giants and giant-killers, and invades the lair of the last giant to free a princess from an evil spell. Bedknob and Broomstick.

Comments:

Doomwarden
Haven't finished reading it yet. But so far it's great. I really enjoy how she draws fairy tales into the plot. Especially cause it was published long before all the stuff from the past few years that has been in that vein. Brian Froud is one of my all time favorite illistrators so I would love it anyway just for that.
Goktilar
very much enjoyed book,, Mary Norton is amazing ,, wish there were more of her books to read, but with this one I have read them all
Jonariara
Thanks
Steelcaster
When I was looking for Bed-knob and Broomstick to purchase, I came across this title by Mary Norton. The title grabbed my attention, but the illustrator, Brian Froud, made me want to buy the book. Visions of Labyrinth danced through my head -- hello, Goblin King!

So, of course, I bought the book. And read it. And loved it. Are All the Giants Dead? serves a healthy dose of fantasy to the imaginative and brings to life (and ages) many favorite fairy tale characters. For example, Beauty of Beauty and the Beast, left behind her svelte figure and took on middle-aged proportions not very different from mine. I had to love that. The book is a great romp as a read. It also was surprisingly educational. I thought Jack-of-the-Beanstalk was Jack-the-Giant-Killer. Not so! They originally were two separate people. Clearly, I am not the only one who mixed them up, because a movie came out last year entitled Jack the Giant Killer, but is about Jack of the Beanstalk.

The illustrations are perfect -- as can be expected from tone of the best illustrators of goblins, hobgoblins and fairies of our age. Visions of Labyrinth will dance through your head.
Samugor
Are All the Giants Dead takes a somewhat casual attitude to introducing common fairy tale characters in their old age. James, a young boy, is lead on an adventure from normal, everyday life, to the world of the heroes he hears about in his bedtime stories. They've all grown older (though perhaps not wiser); James becomes acquainted with the two giant killing Jacks, who now run a pub together. While his guide to the fantasy world takes care of business elsewhere, James learns the stories of how all the giants are indeed dead... or are they? According to Jack the Giant Killer, he has slain them all, but Jack of the Beanstalk admits his friends secret: there is no proof that the last giant is indeed deceased. James, of course, is excited by the prospect of adventure, and wishes to investigate the situation himself. The book is full of the wishes of the young (and, to risk a cliche, the young at heart), and an adventure anyone who has ever wanted an adventure can enjoy.
Perius
"Are All the Giants Dead?" is a very fun story peppered with clever in-jokes for those who love fairy tales.
Young James, who is more interested in science fiction than fairy tales, is wisked away in his sleep by Mildred, an ethereal storyteller who takes him off to a magical kingdom. This place turns out to be the land of "happily ever after" where all the legendary heroes and heroines of the past live in leisure and contentment long after their stories have ended. James, though, finds one or two stories left unresolved, and so his adventure begins.
Mary Norton's prose is crisp and well paced, and her characters are very well drawn. The story, however, may have turned out more memorable had the plot become a bit more involved. The villian of the story, for instance, is glimpsed only briefly at the tale's end.
And of course Brian Froud's 8-10 black and white illustrations are fantastic.

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