Giants live on top of Mount Grumble, hidden from humans below.
But not all of them are big. Muncle Trogg is so small that he's laughed at by the others for being human-sized.
Fed up, he decides to take a look at the 'Smallings' that he's meant to look like.
But what he discovers is very surprising indeed...Winner of The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2010, "Muncle Trogg" is the charming upside down fairytale about a tiny giant who saves the day.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/02/2011
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781906427030
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Review by KimJD
Grades 3-5: Poor Muncle. The ten-year-old is the smallest giant in all of Mount Grumble: barely the size of a human. The other kids in school toss him around like a toy, and he'll never get one of the good jobs. On a school field trip to the King's castle, though, Muncle catches the attention of Biblios, wise man to the king. Biblios has Muncle try on some old human clothes so that everyone can get an idea of what a Smalling looks like, and they fit so well that Biblios suggests that Muncle wear them for the King's birthday celebration, so the whole village can experience the vicarious thrill of a Smalling in their midst. When Muncle sneaks out of the mountain home where all the giants live to see if he can spy on some Smallings and get a better idea of how they really act, he meets Emily, a human about his own age. During the King's birthday celebration, Muncle is dismayed to see that his brother and another young giant have captured Emily and are presenting her to the King as a birthday gift. Will Muncle be able to save Emily and to convince the giants that they mustn't give the humans a reason to come hunting around and discover their secret home? A fun adventure accentuated by whimsical pen-and-ink illustrations. <br/>