The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

Book - 2012
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The classic Oscar Wilde story of the selfish giant who won't let anyone into his garden - until his heart is softened by one very special little boy.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2012
ISBN: 9781742376509
Branch Call Number: jff WIL NVD
Characteristics: 31 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Voutila, Ritva 1946-- Illustrator


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Jul 30, 2017

I love this story and these illustrations are achingly beautiful. I read this as a child in a collection of Wilde's fairy tales that my grandmother had. All of his endings were sad, unlike the more popular versions. This story in particular I remember because it introduced me to a mystical concept as a child: that the child the Selfish Giant loved was the Christ child. This story still has the power to make me cry at the end, and I am in my fifties now.

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