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The Giant Killer

A. L. O. E.

Book Overview: 

Ten year old twins. Constantine and Adolphus are chagrined to be shipped off to a private tutor in the country. Their lot appears worse when they meet their host and his family, consisting of a wife, son Aleck (who imagines himself the perfect student) and two little girls! On top of that, they are expected to study. Fun seems in short supply when they are not even allowed to pull the cow's tail, and there is no second dinner provided. This allegorical tale can be a simple, amusing story or a lesson to us all.

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Community Reviews

Better than Pilgrim’s Progress.

Wonderful analogy to help kids (and adults) think about the war against sin.

Awesome story about fighting the giants of sloth and lying and other giants who still our joy and stop us from forgiving and being grateful.
A wonderful allegory! I enjoyed reading it.

I bought a copy of this book from a second hand book store. The copy, published by Nelson & sons, is dated 1873. I love it! A book with history, such a delight to read. The book is meant for children, nonetheless I love the use of language and the story. I even got emotional at times. Well written,

An incredible tale of the Giants (hate, pride, laziness, etc.) that we all must face inside our hearts. I consider myself good at reading aloud, and the language and cadence proved challenging, which I enjoyed. My two oldest children (9 and 6) understood the allegory and begged me to continue each t

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