Are there giants among us? Find their story writ large in a lavish exploration touching on folklore and myth, truth and whimsy.
Ancient Greece had its Titans, the Celts their Green Knight, the Bible Goliath — and for those who know where to look, signs of these legendary hulking creatures still abound. Now comes a hugely engrossing chronicle of giants since antiquity, from their role in forming mountains and causing earthquakes to the mysteries of their sacks (watch out for hitchhiking humans); from their means of employment (how did the Druids built Stonehenge?) to an extensive map of places around the world where giants may likely be found. Exhaustive and lushly illustrated, this enormously valuable resource is sure to fascinate all who open its covers.
Special features include:
* sundry flaps, booklets, and gatefolds
* a lavish foiled and embossed cover
* an elegant tassel dangling from the spine
Ari Berk is a writer, visual artist, and scholar of literature, folklore, and myth. He has written everything from academic works on ancient cultures to popular books about myths for children and adults. A professor at Central Michigan University, Ari Berk has traveled widely and made friends (of all sizes) in many parts of the world.Review:
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"Encyclopedia Britannica was never like this! A visual treat and a browser's delight."
--Scholastic Education Plus
"A captivating little book that packs an enormous literary punch."
"It might be a stretch to get it into a stocking, but any Harry Potter fan will be glad you did."
--Minneapolis Star Tribune
Winner of a 2009 prestigious Notable Award
--National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Winner of a 2008 Parent's Choice Recommended Award
Descrizione libro Candlewick Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0763640476
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Descrizione libro Candlewick Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110763640476
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