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The Giant-slayer

Lawrence, Iain (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Giant-slayer
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When her eight-year-old neighbor is stricken with polio in 1955, eleven-year-old Laurie discovers that there is power in her imagination as she weaves a story during her visits with him and other patients confined to iron lung machines.
Authors: Lawrence, Iain, 1955-
Title: The giant-slayer
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: When her eight-year-old neighbor is stricken with polio in 1955, eleven-year-old Laurie discovers that there is power in her imagination as she weaves a story during her visits with him and other patients confined to iron lung machines.
Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 48 10110
Alternate Title: Giant slayer
ISBN: 9780385733762
0385733763
9780440239710
9780385903936
Statement of Responsibility: Iain Lawrence
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.8 11.0 Quiz: 134024.
Subject Headings: Poliomyelitis Fiction. Storytelling Fiction. Imagination Fiction. People with disabilities Fiction. Medical care Fiction. Fathers and daughters Fiction. Poliomyelitis Juvenile fiction. Storytelling Juvenile fiction. Imagination Juvenile fiction. People with disabilities Juvenile fiction. Medical care Juvenile fiction. Fathers and daughters Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Poliomyelitis
Storytelling
Imagination
People with disabilities
Medical care
Fathers and daughters
Poliomyelitis
Storytelling
Imagination
People with disabilities
Medical care
Fathers and daughters
LCCN: 2008035409
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"Shy, quiet dreamer Laurie Valentine has no friends at all until she meets Dickie Espinosa. The two of them range all over their 1950s neighbourhood exploring and playing -- until Dickie comes down with polio and is confined to an iron lung. Laurie sneaks into the hospital to visit Dickie and begins spinning a fantastical tale that spreads over many visits, a heroic adventure in which a young boy must slay an enormous giant (with the help of all manner of interesting and unusual characters). We won't tell you what power Laurie's amazing story holds; read The Giant-Slayer and decide for yourself." Kids' Books August 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/766781c6-ec35-455c-874a-f0734fc707e8?postId=2247e264-c3ca-48d3-91cf-3040588e8797

My grade four teacher read this aloud to our class. Then in the summer i read it again. I loved this book so much and i plan to read it again.

Feb 21, 2012
  • FingonAstaldo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

TOTALLY LOVE THIS BOOK! It's my favourite type: unpredictable and half fiction. I thought it would be more fiction-type.i challenge all of you who visit this part of the bibliocommons site to place a hold on this book! if you accepted it, pls leave a comment.p.s. vancouver public library IS EPIC AWESOME

Dec 18, 2011
  • Katsa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is so great! I love the twist from reality to imagination. I just thought the whole thing would be fiction-like.

May 29, 2011
  • lollipop1010 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is my fav ever and ortega but it is so sad at the end i almost started crying a million times listening to the lazy song so inspiring:) I wish it nvr ended i luv it want 2 by it

May 11, 2011
  • ScooterO rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was my fav so I voted for it!!!

Apr 24, 2011
  • Katherine12321 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I am reading this right now...really good so far!

Apr 19, 2011
  • cowsrulemoo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Im reading this book rite now and its great! Its really great!!! :D READ THIS BOOK!!!

Apr 19, 2011
  • oinker101 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not done yet, only on page 157, but it is such a great book! This is where the saying, dont judge a book by is cover really kicks in. I honestly wasnt all happy about having to read this one but once I got into it, I couldnt put it down!! ;P When our teacher says, put ur books down, I am like AAAWWW :( but i read all the time at home!! It is a little hard to follow but you can find a way to follow along. I highly recomend it to everyone who likes fairy tales or kids with illnesses. Enjoy!! -Oinker101 :D SILVER BERCH ROOCCCKKKSS
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Apr 19, 2012
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