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The Foolish Giant

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Banned from his town for constantly--inadvertently--causing trouble, Harry the giant finally gets his chance to help by defeating an evil wizard. PW termed the lovable tale "a treat for beginning readers and grand make-believe." Ages 3-7.
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Published April 1990 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published October 1st 1978)
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Leah
Aug 25, 2010 Leah rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite book as a child. It cuts into the feelings of shame that people can have when they do wrong and the subsequent feelings of joy they can have when they redeem themselves.
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Jun 11, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Having attended Wetzal Road Elementary (and part of the 4th grade original cast of his collaborative musical with Angela Peterson "Dragon Slayers"),this -amongst many of Mr. Coville's books were practically required reading! Beautifully written and illustrated by his extremely talented wife, I would recommend his books to children of all ages.
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Oct 09, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book, fantasy
An early reading picture book about a big-hearted giant who isn't very bright but who is brave and unselfish. Endearing illustrations, compelling story with humor, magic, an evil wizard and STONE TOADS -- a timeless read aloud.
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Published in 1978, Bruce and Katherine Coville's first book features a friendly giant. The characters live happily ever after.
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the foolish giant bruce coville is an early reader learning to accept others, as the foolish giant learns to accept responsibility for his actions
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