The Giants' Tea Party

Illustrator: Marta Kissi

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 7+

Fantasy & Magical Realism Humorous Stories Adventure Stories

A rollicking fairy-tale adventure from the makers of The Adventures of Alfie Onion, Tom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast and The Dragon's Breakfast.
"French is a skilled storyteller ... she reminds us how fresh a fairy tale can feel in the right hands." – The New York Times
Prince Max is on a mission. The royal family are down to their very last penny, so the king and queen have sent him away to the valley of the giants – with only a grumpy old donkey for company. According to legend, the giants are rich beyond all imagining: they live in gold palaces, drink from gold goblets and brush their teeth with gold toothpaste. But are the legends true and, even if they are, will the giants be willing to share their treasure? With the help of his donkey companion and Caromel, the talking cat, Max is about to find out. And he must keep his wits about him ... there are worse dangers than giants, lurking in the shadows!

"French is a writer of tremendous charm, her world at once comedic and believable." – Literary Review


Vivian French is a much-loved author who has written more than 300 books for children. She teaches on the illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. In 2016, she received an MBE for services to literature, literacy, illustration and the arts. Follow Viv on Twitter under the handle @fivekingdoms, or visit her at her website:
Marta Kissi is a rising star in the world of children's book illustration. She studied illustration and animation at Kingston University, before completing an MA at the Royal College of Art. Follow Marta on Twitter under the handle @MartaDlugolecka, or visit her at her website:

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