The Secret History of Giants

The Secret History of Giants Ari Berk
  • Title: The Secret History of Giants
  • Author: Ari Berk
  • ISBN: 9780763640477
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Secret History of Giants Ari Berk The Secret History of Giants Winner of the NCTE National Council of Teachers of English Notable Award Winner of a Parent s Choice Recommended Award Are there giants among us Find their story writ large in a lavish exploration tou
    Winner of the NCTE National Council of Teachers of English Notable Award Winner of a Parent s Choice Recommended Award Are there giants among us Find their story writ large in a lavish exploration touching on folklore and myth, truth and whimsy.Ancient Greece had its Titans, the Celts their Green Knight, the Bible Goliath and for those who know where to look, si Winner of the NCTE National Council of Teachers of English Notable Award Winner of a Parent s Choice Recommended Award Are there giants among us Find their story writ large in a lavish exploration touching on folklore and myth, truth and whimsy.Ancient Greece had its Titans, the Celts their Green Knight, the Bible Goliath and for those who know where to look, signs of these legendary hulking creatures still abound Now comes a hugely engrossing chronicle of giants since antiquity, from their role in forming mountains and causing earthquakes to the mysteries of their sacks watch out for hitchhiking humans from their means of employment how did the Druids built Stonehenge to an extensive map of places around the world where giants may likely be found Exhaustive and lushly illustrated, this enormously valuable resource is sure to fascinate all who open its covers.Special features include sundry flaps, booklets, and gatefolds a lavish foiled and embossed cover an elegant tassel dangling from the spine
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    About Ari Berk


    1. Ari Berk is a writer, artist, and scholar of literature, folklore, and myth Former student of and assistant to Pulitzer Prize winning writer N Scott Momaday, Ari has written everything from academic works on ancient cultures to popular books about myths and legends for children and adults and, most recently, a trilogy of novels He works in a library filled to the ceiling with thousands of arcane books and than a few wondrous artifacts When not writing, he moonlights as professor of mythology and folklore at Central Michigan University He lives in Michigan with his wife and son Visit him at ariberk.


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    1. Are there Giants among us Of course Under the earth I go,Among the oaks I ll stand.I ll sleep below mountains,Whose names are unknown,And I ll cradle their roots in my hand.By the Order of the Golden Quills, this book shows the history of the Secret Folk, aka Giants Since we no longer see the Big Ones any, this is a handy volume to know what and where to look for hints of where they be.Stonehenge Who actually believes a bunch of Druids placed stones in a circle I certainly don t Those are Giant [...]

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    2. While waiting around in the kid s area of the bookstore I noticed this book So I picked it up to kill some time and couldn t stop reading it It reminded my of when I was kid and I used to read my Grandpa s copy of Gnomes by Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet I would spend hours reading that book and staring at the illustrations I even forced my mother to buy and put up Gnome wallpaper in my room A fact that my mother will never let me live down.Professor Berk explains that he is a member of The Orde [...]

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    3. This is a very fast but highly entertaining read, one of those books targeted at kids but enjoyable for adults, too It purports to be a book about giants their history, their lifestyles, their jobs, and so on It s beautifully illustrated and full of little pop ups and fold out pages, reminiscent of some of my favorite childhood books.Ian and I had the same favorite part, a pop out cookbook which details the recipe for Old Style Sheep, which I m going to reproduce here from memory 1 Take 12 sheep [...]

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    4. This book was given to me by a very special persona s a gift It took me a while to get to it, but I m glad that I did History of Giants is amazing work of fiction with combination of new and old legends Artwork itself is just breathtaking I will do everything in my power to preserve this book, I hope my children will see it, along with others from this series.

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    5. Yes, part of the reason that this book gets five stars is because I am a 5 year old boy struggling in a 23 year old s body.If you personally aren t into books geared towards the imaginative, you should reconsider.Those of us, though, who enjoy fanciful thinking, folklore, or just want to play pretend that there are mythical creatures among us should find this book exceptional Berk has made an interactive book complete with cute little fold outs that not only is readable to most ages I d say 5 or [...]

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    6. I possess the both the English and Finnish Salaista v ke Kookas Kansa versions of this charming book by the wildly talented Dr Ari Berk, author of Death Watch Not only is the lore meticulously researched, the books have delightful little interactive elements like a small envelope that contains extra secret information or a inner page that opens backwards to reveal additional arcane knowledge about these ancient creatures.Even if the inside of the book wasn t worth the purchase and believe me, it [...]

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    7. The title page of the book tells us The Secret History of Giants was Written And Collected by Ari Berk, Magister and Scribe And with the addition of delightful illos by Wayne Anderson, Douglas Carrel, Gary Chalk, Kevin Levell, and Larry MacDougall the book has the look and feel of a scrapbook or journal There are diagrams, apparent pasted on scraps of paper, flaps and booklets, and pages that unlock into double wide spreads Yes, there is a lot of fascinating folklore here, but importantly, this [...]

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    8. To me, this book seemed advanced for kid readers The wording is complicated and the font styles are difficult to read The illustrations are nice, but overall, I think this book would appeal to adult readers A nice short encyclopedia style book that discusses the different aspects of giants and their lifestyles.

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    9. This book encapsulates all that is mysterious and magical about childhood and mythology Every page is filled with hilarity that both kids and adults will love, and every page is highly interactive with tiny paper doors to be opened and tiny scrolls to be unfurled It transported me back to that childhood realm where the fantastic just might be possible.

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    10. This is overall a neat book, and I think the illustrations are the best things about this book, although the descriptions of giants in it are rather few There isn t a lot said about them, and some of what is said such as the list of favorite giant expressions that are basically just a list of rock and mineral names , is lacking in ingenuity Nice, but could be better.

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    11. Really charming encyclopedic type compilation The illustrations are fantastic, and the book itself is a beautiful addition to a home library They reminded me of similar books that a friend had on various fantastical subjects I always wished I d had some like them So I m thinking this will be a series and my wish will come true

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    12. What a beautiful book It s just as fun to look at as it is to read the sweet little tales I m a grown woman and have flipped through it many times as well as the one about mermaids These are just gorgeous Lovely gifts

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    13. What a wonderful book on a wonderful subject I loved reading all the info on giants The book is nicely put together with little flaps, wonderful artwork and a beautiful bookmark I love looking through my book and never get bored with it I highly recommend it to any one interested in giants.

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    14. This book was great The book itself is a piece of art The embossed cover, thick pages different types of pages with hidden flaps and pop ups I loved it It took me to a world that seemed plausible and that s what made the fantasy seem real.

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    15. More for adults than little ones, it s beautifully done with lots of foldouts and embellishments.

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    16. I absolutely LOVE this book The art, the myths, they seem so real, so convincing Th names, the stories are stuck in my mind

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