Jane Yolen, Doug Keith
In this wondrous book by award-winning fantasy author Jane Yolen and award-winning fantasy illustrator Doug Keith, two children and a dog explore the coves and caves of a tiny island. Under the watchful eye of Grandpa, the kids are thrilled to discover a huge surprise: the craggy rocks, tufted grass, and wind-swept trees on Giant Island are much more than they seem. Stunning watercolor illustrations with a timeless, mythical feel depict the island above and below the water, as it rises and sinks. Perceptive young readers may giggle or gasp when they realize that the entire island is a giant, and then will revel in knowing the giant secret that the main characters have yet to discover. Jane Yolen's text entrances readers with hints of age-old magic, and pays tribute to mystery, curiosity, and friendship. Doug Keith's paintings invite readers to match the shiny rocks to the giant's eyes, the tunnel to his ears, and the trees and dripping water plants to his hair. Are the kids the first to learn the secret of Giant Island, or has Grandpa brought them here to discover for themselves what he discovered many years before? Visit Giant Island, where fantastical adventures await.