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  • Published: 5 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448157594
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

The Selfish Giant




The classic Oscar Wilde story is now beautifully illustrated and abridged by Alexis Deacon.

The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won't let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings Spring and joy into the Giant's garden and his heart...

  • Pub date: 5 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448157594
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the Authors

Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular creators of children's books today. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal two times and has been the UK nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award twice. His highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He is married and has three sons. He divides his time between St Ives in Cornwall and London.

Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon graduated from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, gaining a first class honours degree. Alexis Deacon was one of Booktrust's ten Best New Illustrators in 2008, and Beegu was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Alexis lives in London.


Praise for The Selfish Giant

“The timeless morality tale ... is simply but effectively retold in this superbly illustrated edition. The contrast between the apocalyptic desolation of the giant’s nightmarish isolation and the rich vitality of the restored, child-filled garden is dramatic and filled with telling detail, and the gradual realisation of the havoc he has wreaked makes the giant’s conversion quite moving. Easily understood by even the youngest of readers.”

Daily Mail

“Deacon breathes new life into Wilde’s timeless fairytale in a stunning new abridged version of the classic”

The Bookseller

“Alexis Deacon has interpreted, and enriched, this much-loved Oscar Wilde fairytale with stunning new illustrations. The transformation of the giant from selfish to caring is beautifully realised”

Carousel

“Deacon has abridged the story here for early years children and his bold, atmospheric illustrations paint a memorable portrait of the dark and light shades of this timeless story which emphasises the power of love and the importance of sharing and forgiveness. Beautifully designed and produced, this marvellous adaptation is an ideal gift for all young readers.”

Driffield Today

“Illustrator Alexis Deacon has been rightly praised for his beautiful drawings, and he has put his talents to good use by breathing life into Oscar Wilde’s timeless fairytale The Selfish Giant.”

Burnley Express

“Very moving”

Blackbird Pie


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