This contemporary fairy tale by one of America’s best-loved authors brings style and humor to the familiar folk theme of overcoming brute strength with intelligence and courage. “The artwork captures the bustle and the bickering of the story as well as the terror and the wonder. A fine choice to read aloud, even to children who could read it to themselves.”-Booklist
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STEVEN KELLOGG has illustrated more than a hundred books for children. He lives in Connecticut.From Booklist:
Gr. 3-5, younger for reading aloud. Quillow, a toymaker by trade, is called "the Great Quillow" as a joke, for he's the shortest man in his idyllic little town. When the horrible giant Hunder comes and demands a new house, a new jerkin, a pair of boots, and a daily tribute of sheep, chocolate, apple pies, and storytelling, the horrified town councilmen put forth various plans to foil him, sneering at Quillow's remark that their plots will only annoy the giant. Using his toys and storytelling, the little fellow soon becomes the Great Quillow indeed, outwitting the giant and sending him to his destruction. An artist to the end, Quillow draws on his fear of the giant in creating a new toy to amuse the children. The lively full-color illustrations are pure Kellogg: energetic line, sunlit color, broad humor, subtle detail, and exuberant spirit. Narrow borders frame the pictures and text, but characters sometimes extend beyond their frames, because they're too full of energy or (in the giant's case) too large or (in the townsfolk's) just too busy to be concerned about staying within the lines. The artwork captures the bustle and the bickering of the story as well as the terror and the wonder. This original fairy tale, first published in 1944, is longer than the stories in most picture books. A fine choice to read aloud, even to children who could read it to themselves. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1975. Book Condition: Fair. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93527463
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Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, undated, c.1970, 1970. hardback reprint, large 8vo, 54p, colour illustrated, owner's bookplate, sellotape marks on endpapers, otherwise clean and sound, yellow cloth, Very Good / Good dustwrapper; wrapper spine faded. ISBN: 0152325417. Bookseller Inventory # 99373
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Lee, Doris (illustrator). Undated reprint of the 1944 original. FINE, unmarked copy in unclipped ($6.95) jacket with a couple barely perceptible edge tears. Color illustrated by Doris Lee. Bookseller Inventory # 096169
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