06 August 2012

Giants in the Land by Clark Burbidge a LitFuse tour


There are giants in the land.

And it has always been so as far as anyone can remember. They work side-by-side with the people, and whenever there is a job too difficult or a threat too great they are there to step in. The giants’ presence gives the townspeople a special confidence about life. But they have become much more dependant on the giants than they realize. One morning the people discover the giants have mysteriously disappeared. Fear and panic grip the town. Someone must find them and bring them back! 

Thomas, a young farmer, volunteers and sets out alone on a great journey of danger and discovery. Thomas learns the true nature of giants and what it means for him and his people. Join Thomas in his timeless rite of passage and learn what it means to become something more than you have been, why it is necessary in life, and how to do it.

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We have been reading this book as a family read aloud.  All of the children love it - from the 11 year old girl to her 6 year old brother.  Once Thomas sets out on his journey, the adventure begins.  Some of the chapters have had such thrilling scenes that we find ourselves reading faster as the tension mounts.  

Some of the things my children have commented on:  "I like the giants' names; you can tell what their job is by their name."  "There will be more of these, right?  I don't want this story to end!"  There have even been a few nameless children caught peaking ahead because they just couldn't wait.  You know this is a winner!

From my point of view, it has been a delight to see in my children their understanding of how this story correlates to their lives and faith.  It has been so enjoyable to read, we have had to set time limits so as to not read it all at once and neglect other things.  We are all looking forward to reading more in this series!

Read more reviews from the LitFuse tour or purchase your own copy.  This is one you'll want  for your home library.

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this title for the purpose of review.  I was not required to write a positive review; the opinions expressed are my own.  Thank you LitFuse!

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