The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

Book - 1984
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Oscar Wilde's classic children's tale about how a selfish giant's life is transformed by the arrival of a special child who teaches him about love and friendship is brought to life for a whole new generation with the remarkable four color art of well-known artist and illustrator, Bill Bell.
Publisher: Natick, Ma. : Picture Book Studio, 1984.
ISBN: 9780907234302
Characteristics: [23] p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Zwerger, Lisbeth


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Jul 30, 2017

I love this story and these illustrations are achingly beautiful. I read this as a child in a collection of Wilde's fairy tales that my grandmother had. All of his endings were sad, unlike the more popular versions. This story in particular I remember because it introduced me to a mystical concept as a child: that the child the Selfish Giant loved was the Christ child. This story still has the power to make me cry at the end, and I am in my fifties now.

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