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Big George

(2001)
(The first book in the Big George series)
A Picture Book by

 
 
'This book is about England's very first visitor from Outer Space in The Year of our Lord 1100. It is the story of how he got his name and how, helped by the smallest of girls, he became The Biggest Hero England Ever Had.' When something heads towards England very fast and then crash-lands in the forest, Simpkins Sampkins the poacher gets the shock of his life. He has just seen a man with blue and green hair and a giraffe neck. He has a face that glows in the dark and looks like a full moon up in the sky. He is also the size of several large trees. So Simpkins Sampkins runs away and it is up to Tilly the miller's daughter to realise that Big George doesn't speak a word of English and is harmless. She also needs to protect him from the frightened people around her who are prepared to attack anything they don't understand. But there is something about George that will solve all the problems...A delightfully funny story written with a light touch. It has a historical setting and also gently introduces how easy it is to be scared and aggressive towards something purely through the fear of the unknown.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Eric Pringle's Big George

Hardback Editions

July 2001 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Big George: A Novel
Author(s): Eric Pringle
ISBN: 1-55037-713-2 / 978-1-55037-713-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Annick Press
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September 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Big George
Author(s): E Pringle
ISBN: 0-613-62506-4 / 978-0-613-62506-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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March 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Big George
Author(s): Eric Pringle
ISBN: 0-7475-5159-6 / 978-0-7475-5159-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

February 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Big George
Author(s): Eric Pringle
ISBN: 0-7475-5544-3 / 978-0-7475-5544-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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July 2001 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Big George: A Novel
Author(s): Eric Pringle
ISBN: 1-55037-712-4 / 978-1-55037-712-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Annick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Big George
Author(s): Eric Pringle
ISBN: 0-7540-6425-5 / 978-0-7540-6425-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Children's Audio Books
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