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The Princess and the Giant

The Princess and the Giant

Author Caryl Hart
Illustrator Sarah Warburton
Series Princess series




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Princess Sophie is fed up. She’s EXHAUSTED and it’s all because that grumpy old giant can’t sleep – his stomps and stamps keep everyone awake ALL night. But Princess Sophie is a resourceful sort of girl and, as she reads her favourite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer. She bravely climbs the beanstalk and takes a tasty bowl of porridge, a teddy to cuddle and even a cosy blanket – all to help the giant sleep. But, oh dear, nothing works until finally Sophie hits upon the perfect thing – the giant needs a bedtime story! Phew! Everyone lives (and sleeps) happily ever after but when Sophie then teaches the giant how to read himself, it is the most perfect ending of all.

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What the Critics Said

“A wonderfully witty, rich and rhyming tale about a resourceful princess who tames a grumpy giant with a good bedtime story.”

– The Best New Children’s Books Summer 2015 Guardian supplement

“…it’s great to see a feisty brave girl in a fairytale who doesn’t need to be rescued. It fills me with happiness to see that it is something as simple as sharing a bedtime story and learning to read which creates the happy ending. With the beautifully detailed illustrations by Sarah Warburton which ensure this book becomes a truly marvellous sight to behold and Caryl Hart’s imaginative storytelling. I’m not sure there is much more you could wish for in a picture book.”


“Warburton’s bright mixed-media artwork provides a playful stage for Sophie’s colossal adventure.A clever fractured fairy tale that princes and princesses of all ages will enjoy.”

– Kirkus

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Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Dutch, French, Portuguese SA, Russian, Spanish World, US English, Hebrew

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