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Duff the Giant Killer

by Budge Wilson, illustrated by Kim La Fave

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list price: $5.95
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published: Jan 1997
ISBN:9780887803826
Description

Duff and his best friend Simon do everything together--they get chickenpox together, miss school together, and now that they're mostly better, they convalesce together.

Convalescing to them means spending the day in the playground acting out Jack the Giant Killer, a play they've seen on TV. But when a neighbour looks out the window to see one truant boy chasing another with a sword, she immediately thinks the worst. Soon the police and ambulance are on the scene, and the whole neighborhood is in an uproar.

Duff the Giant Killer is a lively, humorous tale that traces the effects of too-vivid imaginations, in children and adults alike.

About the Authors

Budge Wilson

BUDGE WILSON is widely renowned for her writing. Her books, short stories and articles for children and adults have been recognized with many awards. A native of Halifax, she has lived permanently in Nova Scotia since 1989.
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Kim La Fave is a multi-award-winning illustrator and designer in paint, pencils, or digital media. His honors include the Governor General’s Literary Award for Illustration, the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award, and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art, Kim also honed his skills in Toronto and New York before returning to British Columbia where he now lives with his wife and family.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 10
Grade:
1 to 5
Reading age:
5 to 10
Awards
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
Editorial Reviews

"...it is no surprise that this series is a winner.
Entertaining and funny and presents believable characters interacting in a natural way. These First Novels are sure to become First Favourites with many beginning readers."

— Quill & Quire

"Illustrated with pleasing black-and-white line drawings, Duff and the Giant Killer is a captivating introduction to the world of chapter books for young readers. Recommended."

— Canadian Book Review Annual

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