The Selfish Giant (Hardcover)

By Oscar Wilde, Lisbeth Zwerger

minedition, 9789888341733, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/13/2013)
Paperback (3/16/2015)
Hardcover (4/1/2013)
Hardcover (4/1/2015)
Hardcover (3/1/2011)
Hardcover (3/31/1995)
Hardcover, Spanish (9/30/2014)

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The Selfish Giant won’t let the children play in his beautiful garden. But when he tries to wall it off from the world, Winter comes to stay, with nothing but snow and wind and hail, and Spring will not return. It isn’t until the Giant realizes his selfishness has been keeping life from his garden that he comes to believe kindness wins out over selfishness. This enchanting story from Oscar Wilde, evocatively illustrated by renowned artist Lisbeth Zwerger, is a poignant tale of generosity you’ll want to share with others.

About the Author

Oscar Wilde was an Irish author, playwright, and poet. His books for children have become beloved classics.  Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the most highly regarded illustrators of children's books and a winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal (1990). Her numerous books for minedition include Andersen's Fairy Tales, Alice in Wonderland, Dwarf Nose, and Romeo & Juliet.