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Giant Island
Giant Island

Giant Island

Illustrated by Doug Keith, By Jane Yolen

5-7

JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 10.25 x 10.25

Formats: Cloth, PDF

Cloth, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: August 2022

ISBN 9781947277182

Rights: WOR

Flashlight Press (Aug 2022)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: August 2022
 

Overview

In this wondrous book by award-winning fantasy author Jane Yolen and award-winning fantasy illustrator Doug Keith, two children and a dog explore the coves and caves of a tiny island. Under the watchful eye of Grandpa, the kids are thrilled to discover a huge surprise: the craggy rocks, tufted grass, and wind-swept trees on Giant Island are much more than they seem. Jane Yolen's text entrances readers with hints of age-old magic, and pays tribute to mystery, curiosity, and friendship. Doug Keith's paintings invite readers to discover the giant secret for themselves. Visit Giant Island, where fantastical adventures await.

Reviews

Newsweek called Jane Yolen "The Hans Christian Anderson of American children's literature" due to her significant contributions to children's literature, especially her original and collected fairy tales.

"Award-winning author Yolen... sings old songs in new ways." —Publishers Weekly

"The wonder of childhood comes alive…literally..... Childhood magic shared with a new generation." —Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Doug Keith has over thirty years' experience as an illustrator, designer, and fine artist. His resume includes forty plus illustrated books, a Benjamin Franklin Award for interior design, a television Emmy award for graphic design, and commissioned works at Windermere Real Estate and Puget Sound Energy. Doug lives in Seattle, Washington, surrounded by the mountains and water that inspired Giant Island. Jane Yolen is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and children's books. She is the author or editor of over 400 books for children, teens, and adults, including Owl Moon, winner of the Caldecott award, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight, and the rest of the beloved How Do Dinosaurs series. She lives in Western Massachusetts. Two islands figure in Jane's background: Manhattan Island where she spent her early years, and the Isle of Skye in Scotland where she has spent lots of time for the past 30 summers. Either of them could have housed a giant.