The Selfish Giant
Publish date: March 21st 1995
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
Being reminded of this short story is a recollection of my childhood, or at least of the day when I was a 14 year old plowing through an Oscar Wilde complete anthology book. I remember thinking that it was so much better than the pithy and pathetic morals found in the Smurfs and for some really odd ...
Nice, but I preferred The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit.
A group of children adore playing in a beautiful garden, until the owner returns.http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wljyd/Oscar_Wilde_The_Selfish_Giant/
On the surface this is a story about a lonely bitter giant who happens to possess a beautiful garden. When he discovers that children are playing there he puts a wall around it out of pure orneriness. In true fairy tale fashion, this backfires on him as Winter and her friends Snow and Frost decide...
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