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.
"...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."
"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."