The Selfish Giant

Paperback | March 13, 2015

byOscar WildeIllustratorAlexis Deacon

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The classic Oscar Wilde story is now beautifully illustrated and abridged by Alexis Deacon.
     The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won't let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings Spring and joy into the Giant's garden and his heart.

"The timeless morality tale... is simply but effectively retold in this superbly illustrated edition. The contrast between the apocalyptic desolation of the giant's nightmarish isolation and the rich vitality of the restored, child-filled garden is dramatic and filled with telling detail, and the gradual realisation of the havoc he has wreaked makes the giant's conversion quite moving. Easily understood by even the youngest of readers." --Daily Mail

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The classic Oscar Wilde story is now beautifully illustrated and abridged by Alexis Deacon.      The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won't let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings Spring and joy into the Giant's garden and his heart."The timeless morality tale... is ...

OSCAR WILDE was born in Dublin on October 16, 1854. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford. He then lived in London and married Constance Lloyd in 1884. Wilde was a leader of the Aesthetic Movement. He became famous because of the immense success of his plays such as Lady Windemere's Fan and The Importance o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11.74 × 8.86 × 0.16 inPublished:March 13, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099475863

ISBN - 13:9780099475866

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tears of Happiness This is the most beautiful story I have ever read in my entire life. I owned it as a child and rediscovered it again just recently. Oscar Wilde is the most brilliant man I can think of. This book will warm up your heart and nourish your soul. Read it to yourself or share it with a child. You'll never be the same.
Date published: 2000-09-18