Title: Alice and the Birthday Giant
Author: John F. Green
Illustrator: Maryann Kovalski
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: 1989
Awards: None
Audience: Gr. 3+

Overview: Alice, the main character in the novel wishes for something very big for her birthday. Her dream comes true. She receives a big one eyed giant for her birthday. As her birthday comes to an end, the giant disappears.

Activity: Have the children in the classroom come up with what they would wish for in life. Have the kids share their ideas amongst each other.

Reviewer’s Name: Eliot Hamilton