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A wonderful retelling of Oscar Wilde's classic story about a fierce, angry giant, who wants nothing to do with the children who play in his beautiful garden. But when he finds himself miserable and alone in an eternal winter-land, it's an act of kindness to an unlikely friend that brings back Spring and finally, happiness.
Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina.
Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage
Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage.
This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
This is Book 113 in the Collins Big Cat Series. See all Collins Big Cat books here.
Tanya Landman studied for a degree in English Literature at Liverpool University before working in a bookshop, an arts centre and a zoo. Tanya won the Carnegie Medal in 2015 with Buffalo Soldier and is renowned for her thought-provoking novels set in nineteenth-century America.More about Tanya Landman
Collins UK is a leading information-led publisher of illustrated and narrative nonfiction.More about Agata Krawczyk