Giants Beware

Readers Advisory

Giants Beware is the first book by Jorge Aguirre.

Graphic Novel: Character Driven

Hale, Shannon. Calamity Jack. In this graphic novel interpretation of “Jack and the beanstalk,” Jack is a born schemer who climbs a magical beanstalk in the hope of exacting justice from a mean giant and gaining a fortune for his widowed mother, aided by some friends. (WorldCat.org)

Hale, Shannon. Rapunzel’s revenge. Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls. Rapunzel dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel’s gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws–including Gothel. (WorldCat.org)

Hatke, Ben. Zita the spacegirl. When young Zita discovers a device that opens a portal to another place, and her best friend is abducted, she is compelled to set out on a strange journey from star to star in order to get back home. (WorldCat.org)

Pearson, Luke. Hilda and the midnight giant. Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis. Her mother, an architect, has been offered a prestigious position in the bustling metropolis that she would find hard to reject. Besides, the tiny elven creatures making a daily habit of bombarding them with threats isn’t making Hilda’s case any better…. (WorldCat.org)

Russell, P. Craig. Coraline. Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others. (WorldCat.org)

Graphic Novel: Fairy Tales

Russell, P. Craig. The fairy tales of Oscar Wilde: the devoted friend; the nightingale and the rose. Wilde’s tales are adapted into a comic book format and use fairy tale elements and Christian symbolism. (NoveList)

Russell, P. Craig. The fairy tales of Oscar Wilde: the happy prince. A graphic novel adaption of Wilde’s famous fairy tale combines vibrant, sophisticated illustrations with the story of a deceased prince whose spirit inhabits a beautiful gold-leaf statue in a city where he is compelled to help impoverished and desperate citizens. (NoveList)

Russell, P. Craig. The fairy tales of Oscar Wilde: the selfish giant; the star child. Wilde’s tales are adapted into a comic book format and use fairy tale elements and Christian symbolism. (NoveList)

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