Pepper and Jake love herding sheep in the little valley where they live. But there’s a problem– a big problem. Urk, a giant who lives on a nearby mountain, is big and stinky and doesn’t care that dumping dirty laundry water in the nearby stream causes a flood down below every single week. So Pepper and Jake hike to Urk’s mountaintop lair to confront him. But there’s no reasoning with a giant, especially one who gives cryptic puzzles to solve. If the kids can solve it, Urk will move away. If not, Pepper and Jake (and their sheep) will be the featured ingredients in Urk’s next bowl of smelly soup!
Alessia Girasole was born in Milan, Italy where she currently resides. She has been drawing since early childhood and realized early on that she would turn her hobby into a career as an illustrator. After graduating from the European Institute of Design, with a major in Illustration and Multimedia Animation, she decided to focus on illustrating for children. She has illustrated more than a dozen books for publishers in the U.S. and abroad.