The Christmas Giant (Hardcover)

By Steve Light, Steve Light (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763646929, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

List Price: 15.99*
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Creative thinking (and some clever recycling) help save the day in a sweet Christmas story that celebrates the shared pleasures of friendship.

Humphrey is a giant, and Leetree, his best friend, is an elf. Together they love making wrapping paper for all of Santa’s presents. But this year Santa has asked them to grow a Christmas tree, and the pair couldn’t be more excited! They take great care with their project, planting and watering, snipping and pruning. Finally, the tree is wrapped and ready, and Humphrey and Leetree set off to deliver it. But when disaster strikes, the giant and the elf must come up with a way to make things right. From a small idea comes a big plan—and a surprise no one in Christmastown will soon forget!

About the Author

Steve Light has written and illustrated numerous books for children. He is also a storyteller and preschool art teacher. He lives in New York City.

Praise For The Christmas Giant

Packed with delightful and humorous touches.…a refreshingly original addition to the Christmas canon.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)