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Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life (2013)

Author: Jerdine Nolen Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Number of pages: 40 pages

Young Hewitt Anderson is sweet, smart, politeand very, very small. This warmly humorous tale is proof that, when it comes to heart, physical size isnt the whole story (Kirkus Reviews). 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 Hewitthidden in the floorboards, trapped in the flour vat, lost in the bedsheetshas 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 Nelsons imaginative and loving illustrations create a world where smallness rulesa world that children will want to return to again and again.

ISBN 13: 9781442460355
Reading Level (grade): K-3

Available in English.