Sunday, November 24, 2013

Giants Rule

 

 
 
 
Thomas awoke just like he did every day. Only this day was different. The giants have all disappeared. The giants helped the townsfolk by doing work. Without them, what will the townsfolk do? Thomas volunteers to do in search of the giants and bring them back.
I have never heard of this author. To be honest, if I had not had the chance to review this book, I probably still would never know about this author. This would have been a shame. Before I read this book I thought it was going to be a children's book. While it can be, you would have to read it to the younger children as there are a lot of words. The older children can read this book on their own. There is nothing too scary about the giants. In fact, this book is a family book.
Mr. Burbidge inserts a good lesson in this book for all to learn from...that no matter how daunting the task at hand may seem, you don't need a "giant" or anyone else to do the work for you. You are capable of doing great things if you just believe in yourself and God. In addition, you do not have to fear the loss of a loved one as they will always be there in your heart.
 
 
 
 
 
In book two, readers are once again transported to the land of the giants. We also get to visit again with Thomas as well as his grown daughter, Hope and her family. Her son, Tommy named after Thomas is rebelling. He gets the opportunity to show that he can do great things when he sets off in search of Big John and his band of raiders. They took Tommy's sister.


In this book, there is more action an the story is longer. I liked getting to know the giants better. In the first book it seemed like I was introduced to only a few giants and there was not much detail given about them. Thomas had grown into an old, wise man. His grandson, Tommy turned out to be a nice, young man. He was brave and smart. Again just like the first book this a nice lesson to be learned from this book. It is almost like you are getting two for the price of one. The third book promises to be a good one from the little snippet I read at the end of this book.

2 comments:

Leah said...

Thank you Cheryl for such an insightful review. I always enjoy the comments from individuals that came upon the story without any preconceptions and share what it means to their heart. If I can be of assistance to you in your efforts to build your blog by providing a shirt or books as a give away, pleas let me know at www.giantsinthelandbook.com

Best Wishes,

Clark

Leah said...

Thank you Cheryl for such an insightful review. I always enjoy the comments from individuals that came upon the story without any preconceptions and share what it means to their heart. If I can be of assistance to you in your efforts to build your blog by providing a shirt or books as a give away, pleas let me know at www.giantsinthelandbook.com

Best Wishes,

Clark