The Giants and the Joneses

The Giants and the Joneses Review

"All wet!" said Poppy.
"Yuk!" said Stephen. "Was that a kiss?"
Before Colette could answer, it was her turn. She was lifted up and brought toward the shining pink lips. She closed her eyes. The next second she felt a dampness all over her cheek and an explosion in her ear.
She dared herself to open her eyes, and caught a glimpse of a hairy nostril before she was lowered again and pushed through a door.

Tiny people and a GIANT adventure!

Jumbeelia the young giantess loves to hear the old story about the iggly plop who climbed up the bimplestonk to the giants' land of Groil. Then, one day, she throws a bimple over the edge of Groil.

Down, down, down Jumbeelia climbs—right down into the land of the iggly plops, where she discovers Colette, Poppy, and Stephen Jones; puts them into her canvas bag; and carries them back to Groil.

Soon the children find themselves shut in her dollhouse, with no visible means of escape. With danger surrounding them at every turn, the children must use all their wits to survive and figure out a way to get back home . . .

Title:The Giants and the Joneses
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Beth Kemp

    This is not a gentle bedtime story. Rather, it is an exciting adventure with violence (almost) worthy of the Grimms. I read it with my (then) 7 year old and there were gasps and tears in a couple of p...

  • Jennifer

    The Giants and the JonesesBy Julia Donaldson‘The Giants and the Joneses’ written by Julia Donaldson, focuses on the experience of three young children who are captured by a young girl giant, Jumbe...

  • Shelby

    I recommend this book to my brother, and my sister, and everyone around. My favorite part was where the giant met the kids. ...

  • Katy Noyes

    Wordplay abounds in an enjoyable story of giants and 'little people' - us!After so many of her picture books, I was curious to see Julia Donaldson's skill at, not only prose, but a book for older chil...

  • Lara Calleja

    yes, kids stories should not be brimmed with realistic situations, but if its not the latter, there's magic, fantasy, wonder and/or adventures - all of which wrap up the notion of life with fantastic ...

  • Thomas

    It is an easy pleasure to spend a couple of hours in Donaldson's company. Her shorter, more familiar picture books are at the forefront of their genre and The Giants and the Joneses is a highly enjoya...

  • Andrea Gordon

    When Jumbeelia throws a bimple (bean) over the edge of Groil, the land of giants, a bimplestonk (beanstalk) grows overnight. Jumbeelia descends on the bimplestonk to see if the iggly plops (humans) re...

  • Michael Mccaul

    The giants and the Joneses is a modern progression of the Jack and the beanstalk fairytale. The story swaps point of view from initially following Jumbeelia, a young Giant girl who likes collecting th...

  • Jackie

    Jumbeelia can't wait to climb down the bimplestonk (beanstalk) and find the iggly plops (little people) that crazy old Throg has spoken about so many times. Jumbeelia actually believes the story and K...

  • Kate B

    In the land of the Giants, no-one really believes that humans exist, apart from one old man obsessed with keeping watch for beanstalks appearing out of the mist. A little girl (who isn't that little b...