Newton and the GiantBook
In a desperate bid to escape their clutches, Newton opens the mysterious door in his attic and is pulled through to another world by a pair of massive, hairy arms. Those arms belong to a spectacularly unattractive giant named Herbert, who is dealing with some XXL-sized problems of his own. Boy and giant form an unlikely alliance to save the Kingdom of Merriwarts and win the hand of a 300-year-old princess. Relying on Newton's own flying invention, the friendship of a talking toy soldier, and a female scientist from the inter-galactic patent office, Newton comes to an amazing realization about facing life on his own terms. Zapped by self-deprecating, off-the-wall humor, and tethered to a subtle message of self-reliance, Newton and the Giant is a funny and imaginative debut novel.