The Stone Giant
When her father leaves to save people from a giant who turns them to stone with his gaze, a child in a red dress is left alone. Many days and many nights go by. Every evening the girl says good night to herself in her mirror. When the last light burns down, the girl takes her mirror and a knife and sets out to find her father. “I will save my father from the giant,” she says.
The Stone Giant is a contemporary and timeless fairytale that tells of a child who succeeds where adults cannot. Based on a classic Swedish fairytale by Elsa Beskow, often called the Beatrix Potter of Scandinavia, whose books have been read by Swedish children for more than 100 years.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Number of Pages||44|
“Read aloud or explored independently, this original fairy tale will whet the appetite for more Swedish imports.” —Kirkus Reviews
Author, Illustrator: Anna Höglund
Anna Höglund is one of Sweden's foremost illustrators, who has written her own books as well as illustrating the work of other leading authors, and received many international awards.