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The Selfish Giant

By Oscar Wilde

Illustrated by Jeanne Bowman

A beloved tale that has lasted for generations, The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, one of the world’s greatest writers, tells the tale of a very selfish giant, his wonderful garden, the curious and playful village children, and, of course, the little child who changes the giant’s heart. A beloved classic in English literature, The Selfish Giant may be Oscar Wilde’s greatest story of redemption and forgiveness.

Newly illustrated by renowned artist Jeanne Bowman, this fantastic edition of this famous tale showcases Wilde’s story in a pallet and composition that will delight and inspire both young and old and will become a family treasure to be read again and again.

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Review quotes

"The richly sentimental 19th-century tale gets a 21st-century setting."
-Kirkus Reviews

" This remains a hopeful—and strangely timely—story about generosity and redemption."
- Publishers Weekly
Product Details
Age range
5 - 8
Number of pages
Publication date
March 01, 2019