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Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Laurie tells good stories. So it is only natural that when she visits her friend Dickie in the hospital that she tells a story. An enchanting story unfolds about a very young and very small boy whose destiny is to slay Collosso the giant. Soon, many children in the hospital are listening to the tale that seems to be about them ' but in a different world and time ' than the real world of being treated for polio.
The power of story linked with the bond of friendship creates an emotionally fulfilling tale. Giant-Slayer brings you into the day-to-day reality of having polio in 1955. The author portrays the hospital scenes with a blend of gentleness, humor, seriousness, and hope.
Date read: 6/28/2010
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