Monday, March 16, 2009
The Giants and the Joneses by Julia Doanldson
Reviewed by Mrs. Bruno at Arongen Library
Jumbeelia is an eight-year-old giant who ventures down the beanstalk to the land of "iggly plops" (little people). She is looking for toys to play with and finds Stephen, Colette and Poppy. They are wisked away in one swip of Jumbeelia's hand and taken up the bimplestonk (beanstalk) to the land of the Groils (Giants). She puts them in her dollhouse and keeps them a secret from Mij (Mom) and Pij (Pop). When her brother Zab finds them, he tries various ways to harm them. Stephen escapes unscathed. But Colette and Poppy are still treated as toys, now back in Jumbeelia's possession. Will Stephen develop an escape plan for them all. Or will they remain captives in the land of giants?