Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life
Kadir Nelson, illustrator
Paula Wiseman Books
Simon & Schuster, 2005
 
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  Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life

ABOUT THE BOOK

Descended from a long line of giants, the J. Carver Worthington Andersons take their height very seriously indeed. You see, without exception all of the many J. Carver Worthington Andersons have been giants until now. And poor Hewitt—hidden in the floorboards, trapped in the flour vat, lost in the bedsheets—has his struggles being tiny. Oh, his parents worry: How will their son manage to live in a world of big things? Leave it to Hewitt to prove the power of being small.

Inspired by the tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” the inimitable Jerdine Nolen tells an original story of bravery and the power of the individual. Kadir Nelson’s imaginative and loving illustrations create a world where smallness rules—a world that children will want to return to again and again.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Winner

REVIEWS

“Young Hewitt Anderson is sweet, smart, polite—and very, very small. This warmly humorous tale is ‘proof that, when it comes to heart, physical size isn’t the whole story.’” (Kirkus Reviews)

 
         
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