The Giant-Slayer

Product Number: EB00156393
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780375893742
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A girl's imagination transports polio-afflicted kids into a fantastic world. The spring of 1955 tests Laurie Valentine's gifts as a storyteller. After her friend Dickie contracts polio and finds himself confined to an iron lung, Laurie visits him in the hospital. There she meets Carolyn and Chip, two other kids trapped inside the breathing machines. Laurie's first impulse is to flee, but Dickie begs her to tell them a story. And so Laurie begins her tale of Collosso, a rampaging giant, and Jimmy, a tiny boy whose destiny is to become a slayer of giants. As Laurie embellishes her tale with gnomes, unicorns, gryphons, and other fanciful creatures, Dickie comes to believe that he is a character in her story. Little by little Carolyn, Chip, and other kids who come to listen, recognize counterparts as well. Laurie's tale is so powerful that when she's prevented from continuing it, Dickie, Carolyn, and Chip take turns as narrators. Each helps bring the story of Collosso and Jimmy to an end-changing the lives of those in the polio ward in startling ways.

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Author(s): Iain Lawrence
Original Publish Date: Nov 10, 2009

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Author(s): Iain Lawrence
Narrator(s): Suzanne Toren
Product Number C6109
Released: Jan 14, 2010
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ISBN: #9781440746246
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Author(s): Iain Lawrence
Narrator(s): Suzanne Toren
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Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456111571
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Author(s): Iain Lawrence
Narrator(s): Suzanne Toren
Product Number 3B953
Released: Jan 29, 2010
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ISBN: #9781440746253
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Author(s): Iain Lawrence
Narrator(s): Suzanne Toren
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ISBN: #9781440746260
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Narrator(s): Suzanne Toren
Product Number 3D945
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ISBN: #9781440746277
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Author(s): Iain Lawrence
Product Number 45722
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Author(s): Iain Lawrence
Product Number 15580
Released: Feb 17, 2010
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Publisher: Delacorte
ISBN: #9780385733762

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