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The Giant from the Fire Sea

Written by John Himmelman & illustrated by Jeff Himmelman
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Jat is a boy who wants more from life than collecting coal from the Fire Sea. Newton is a misfit giant, cast out of his homeland for his love of science and reading. Brought together by chance, the two become the best of friends. But when enemy giants threaten to ruin everything, it’s up to Jat and Newton to defend Jat’s village, leading to the journey of a lifetime.

What Kind of Book is The Giant from the Fire Sea

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Monsters: This book contains giants. Some are friendly toward men and some are not (say they would eat them). This book also includes "punchers," which are a form of giant. One of the punchers in the story **SPOILER** eats a boy, but the boy later crawls back up the puncher's throat when it's dead.
Violence: This book contains a few instances of bullying, where bullies beat up victims. It's also mentioned that Jat witnessed his father die in the fire sea. The giants also use lightning as a form of punishment

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

Quotes from This Book

  • “But that’s what makes a person brave; doing things they have to do even when they’re scared.”

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Jat and the giant demonstrate how bravery is doing things even when you’re scared. What is something that you’re scared to try, and what might help you summon the bravery to attempt it?

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.25 / 7.0

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Who Wrote The Giant from the Fire Sea

John Himmelman

John Himmelman is the author and illustrator of more than seventy-five books for children, including the Bujitsu Bunny books, The Cow Said Meow, Chickens to the Rescue, and Duck to the Rescue. As a martial arts student and instructor, he has a lot of experience with the human version of bunjitsu. He lives in Connecticut with his artist wife, Betsy.

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