Gemma and the Giant Girl

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Gemma’s life has been the same for as long as she can remember. She wonders if she’ll ever grow up and see things change. Her Momma and Poppa share remembrances of when giants were outside their house. Gemma can’t imagine it until one day she sees one herself. Soon, new things appear out of nowhere – clothes, toys, even furniture. Then, a giant-sized being picks her up and holds her gently. She shows her the world – the trees, moon, and stars. Despite all the beauty, Gemma’s wish is to return to all she’s ever known.

Little girls with an adoration for dollhouses will cherish this book. They’ll delight in Gemma and the fresh, unique perspective from which the author writes, giving voice to the doll herself. It invites the reader to see things through Gemma’s eyes – a tiny doll existing in a universe infinitely bigger than her.

The illustrations are captivating and welcoming. Gemma’s dollhouse is equipped with everything imaginable from a miniature tea set to a birdcage. A soft blend of opaque pastels and warm winter hues brush the pages. The text is relatively easy to read and is written at approximately a second-grade level – ideal for beginning readers.

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Author Sara O'Leary
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Tundra Books
Publish Date 05-Oct-2021
ISBN 9780735263673 Buy this Book
Issue December 2021
Category Children's