The Giant from the Fire Sea
The Giant from the Fire Sea
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The Giant from the Fire Sea

Written by John Himmelman & illustrated by Jeff Himmelman
Published by Henry Holt and Co (BYR)
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What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

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

Primarily about

What Should I Know As a Parent

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

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.


    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.


    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

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 Details

Publication Date
May 21, 2019
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
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