Newton and the Giant

Newton and the Giant

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Newton, a ten-year-old science geek, has a ton of problems. Currentlyhis biggest one is avoiding his sports-crazed, quadruplet older brothers who are intent on making Newton pay for embarrassing them. No amount of explaining will convince them he didn't mean to score the winning goal ON HIS OWN NET during that afternoon's soccer game.

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.

ISBN: 9780006392576
Characteristics: 202 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: McNulty, Shelagh - Illustrator


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Mar 31, 2009

This book is very creative. The title is so close to Newton and the Time Machine

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