The Giant of Jum by Elli Woollard

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Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy and hungry and he's off in search of a tasty snack. And the tastiest of all is a boy known as Jack! But Jack and his friends don't see a scary giant, they see a magically tall man - a man who can fetch lost balls and rescue cats from trees! Perhaps this hungry giant is softer than he seems...

An incredible rhyming text and a brilliant, big-hearted twist on a classic fairy tale, this book sees the launch of a major new picture book pairing: the uniquely talented author and poet, Elli Woollard, and award-winning illustrator, Benji Davies.

Also contains an important message for all: don't eat kids, eat cake!

Title : The Giant of Jum
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ISBN : 1447254740
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Mathew rated it ★★★★☆

October 19, 2015

How is the story told? The Giant of Jum uses poetry well through using a strong repetition in the giant's dialogue. The rhyming sequence of A,B,A,B is an easy and welcoming format too making it accessible and fun for younger readers. How do the words and pictures work together? Both the poetry and...

Alison rated it ★★★★★

July 13, 2017

A great rhythmic, rhyming read, with fun, detailed illustrations. It's a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk, with the giant helping children out on his way to catch and eat Jack, fee fi fo fums and all, promising to come back and eat them up. Thankfully the giant is persuaded not to eat Jack and...

Samantha rated it ★★★★★

May 16, 2015

This book was sent to me to review, I decided to take it into school to read to my class to get their opinion on it. I originally thought that this maybe a little young for my year 3 class, but I shouldn't have been worried. They loved it! They loved the language and the rhyme in the story and fo...

Barbara rated it ★★★☆☆

August 26, 2017

When a giant starts having hunger pains and begins craving something good to eat, he remembers hearing about a boy named Jack and a beanstalk and sets off in search of a delicious child snack. But when he encounters children, they disarm him with various tasks and their admiration of his size, wh...

Cindy rated it ★★★★☆

December 15, 2017

Woollard, Elli. The Giant of Jum, PICTURE BOOK. Henry Holt and Company, 2015. $17.99. A grumpy giant is convinced that a good meal of children will fill him up quite nicely. So he goes on a search for a boy named Jack that his brother met on a beanstalk. He knows that if he finds him he can make...

Mary rated it ★★★☆☆

October 19, 2017

Anyone has the ability to change, even child-devouring giants! A companion story to the original, this time its the giant's younger brother who is searching for Jack to have as a snack! He unknowingly befriends Jack and the other children and even goes so far as to help them save a cat, retrieve...

ESF Tsing Yi rated it ★★★★☆

May 23, 2017

A fun re-telling of Jack and the Beanstalk that sees the Giant change his ways when he learns that kindness leads to friendships (and cake!). This clever rhymes make this an entertaining read for adults and children alike. One of our K1 students brought this book in during our Stories Unit as a f...

Yossi rated it ★★★★★

August 01, 2017

SUPERB, fun and wonderfully illustrated retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. WELL DONE!!

Mary rated it ★★★★☆

July 27, 2017

Great read-aloud for 4-7 y/o.

Mary rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 11, 2017

Kids convince a giant not to eat them. From advanced reader copy.

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