THE HELPFUL GIANT
by Eileen Arthurton
Illustrated by Jennetta Vise
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st. 1957
Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. A book of stories for children about the giant Seven League Boots, Esquire. Orange cloth covers with black titles and vignette of giant to front cover. B/w illustrations. 137 pages.
Spine bumped and slightly faded. Corners a little worn. Endpapers browned. A few fox spots, mainly to prelims and text block. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a few small tears and a little loss from top of spine. Small pin hole to front fold. Bottom corner of front fold has been cut off, price is stamped above. Some foxing and rear panel is a bit grubby.
Stock no. 1502500
- There was such a commotion in Merely when young Timothy Postlethwaite found a giant on the sea-shore! Seven League Boots, Esquire, had retired to a quiet cave for forty winks after lunch one day, and woke up to find he had been asleep 800 years instead.
- Boots was dreadfully upset, because everything was so changed he could not recognise the place at all. So, to cheer him up, the Merely folk helped him to build a bungalow, where he settled down quite happily with Jemima (who hatched out of the dragon's egg in his pocket) and Ping Pong, the baby elephant. A few nervous citizens were rather alarmed at first; but they soon realised what an attraction he was when crowds of tourists arrived, all clamouring to see him.