The Giant King
Rabbie, a carpenter’s son, loves to carve things, but when he does he looks inside them to show the best of what is there. When he carves a dog he shows its brave spirit and loyalty but leaves off its lame leg. When he visits a nearby town he finds it terrorized by a giant! The people all throw things and hate the giant but Rabbie decides that maybe the giant only acts like a brute because people are treating it like one. With the help of the local ruler Rabbie gets all the local towns folk to treat the Giant as a king for a day to see how his behavior changes. The book does an amazing job inviting us to reflect on what changes that can be made in the world if we change our heart.
1st - 5th Grade