The Giant

From the Series Bareknuckle

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Luc doesn’t like to fight. He wins his matches anyway. Men always turn out to see the Boy Giant box—he’s taller and stronger than anyone else at the Woodrat Club. Luc takes part to help Mr. Chilton, the man who brought him to New York.

When a fast-talking stranger brings a kangaroo to the club, the Woodrat gains another attraction. The kangaroo boxing makes Luc queasy. But Mr. Chilton befriends the kangaroo owner. Soon Luc is torn between loyalty and his conscience. And if he makes a move, the kangaroo’s mysterious trainer is ready to cut him down to size.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.6
Text Type Fiction—Historical
BISACS YAF059090, YAF024150, YAF058270
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 760
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 163032
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed



“The brutal fight scenes are tense and engaging, and the author frames them within broader social constructs of the time period, creating a vivid picture of the daily struggles faced by previous generations of immigrant and poor residents in New York. A solid choice for teens resistant to historical fiction.”—Booklist