Giants Beware! (Chronicles of Claudette) (Paperback)
First Second, 9781596435827, 208pp.
Publication Date: April 10, 2012
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Summer 2012 Kids' Next List
“Claudette wants to be a giant slayer just like her father, but why should she wait until she grows up? The villagers tell stories of a terrible giant who loves nothing more than baby feet. If Claudette can just open her father's secret chest, she'll have everything she needs to defeat a giant. Once she secures the aid of her brother, an aspiring pastry chef, and her best friend, who wants nothing more than to be a princess, Claudette sets out to slay the giant. With a spunky, pint-sized heroine and a surprising ending, Giants Beware! is certain to be a hit!”
— Marika McCoola, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
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Make way for Claudette the giant slayer in this delightful, fantastical adventure
Claudette's fondest wish is to slay a giant. But her village is so safe and quiet What's a future giant slayer to do?
With her best friend Marie (an aspiring princess), and her brother Gaston (a pastry-chef-to-be), Claudette embarks on a super-secret quest to find a giant-without parental permission. Can they find and defeat the giant before their parents find them and drag them back home?
Giants Beware offers up a wondrous, self-contained world in the tradition of the very best of Pixar. Claudette and her friends will have you laughing out loud from page one.
About the Author
Jorge Aguirre is a Colombian-American from Columbus, Ohio. He's written for everything from the most popular children's shows to documentaries about Romanian exorcisms. He lives on the East Coast. Born in Puerto Rico and based in Ohio, Rafael Rosado is a veteran of the animation industry. He is currently a storyboard artist for Warner Brothers, Disney, and Cartoon Network.