The Twin Giants

The Twin Giants Cover

The Twin Giants

By Dick King-Smith; Mini Grey (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763635299, 67pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2008

When twin giants set out in search of happiness, the result is a comedy of errors that is doubly clever and enormously funny.
"Isn t he e-nor-mous " says the giant father when his first twin son is born. "There's a-lot-uv- im " notes the giant mother when the second twin boy arrives. And as Normus (a vegetarian) and Lottavim (a carnivore) grow and grow, the two are hugely happy playing Roll the Boulder, singing badly, and doing everything together. But when the day comes for the hulking lads to seek the giantesses of their dreams, will going their separate ways only lead them into double trouble?

About the Author
Dick King-Smith is the immensely popular author of many books for children, including THE NINE LIVES OF ARISTOTLE, CLEVER LOLLIPOP, LADY LOLLIPOP, and THE SHEEP-PIG, which was later turned into the Oscar-winning movie BABE. He lives in Bristol, England.

Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini Cooper in a car park in Wales. She has written and illustrated several books for children, including TRACTION MAN IS HERE!, a BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award winner and a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Children s Book of the Year, and THE ADVENTURES OF THE DISH AND THE SPOON, recipient of the 2007 Kate Greenaway Medal. She lives in Oxford, England."