Make way for Claudette the giant slayer in this delightful, fantastical adventure!
Jorge Aguirre is a Colombian-American from Columbus, Ohio. He's written for everything from the most popular children's shows to documentaries about Romanian exorcisms. He lives on the East Coast. Born in Puerto Rico and based in Ohio, Rafael Rosado is a veteran of the animation industry. He is currently a storyboard artist for Warner Brothers, Disney, and Cartoon Network.
Praise for The Chronicles of Claudette series: These stylish
books -- there are three so far -- are called "Giants Beware!,"
"Monsters Beware!" and "Dragons Beware!," and they are
just the thing for kids who like fractured fairy tales.--New York
Times Praise for Giants Beware!: The story, with its riffs
on fairy tales and quest narratives, offers just the right balance
of familiarity and originality, with plenty of humorous
asides.--The New York Times
Comedy and fairy tale sensibilities balance perfectly in this exciting debut by writer Aguirre and illustrator Rosado.--Publishers Weekly, starred review This is one book that readers are sure to enjoy again and again.--Children's Literature The story strikes a fine balance between beingaction-and friendship-driven. The art is similarly well-balanced: Rosado's inkdrawings are strong and lively, with expressive characters and well-drawnlandscapes.--School Library Journal, starred review
This winning graphic novel will inspire kids dreaming of becoming knights and princesses alike by mixing appealing fairy-tale plotswith unconventional solutions.--Horn Book
Entertaining, lively, and downright goofy, this willfind an audience among fans of fairy tales and comic books alike.--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books A zingy little story told with fine flair.--Booklist "Fast, fun, and joyous to look at!" --Jeff Smith, author of Bone "A young heroine and her two sidekicks set off on adventure in Giants Beware!" --The New York Times "A surefire hit!" --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Strong and lively!" --School Library Journal, starred review "The writing is great, the artwork is just stupendous - I can't recommend this book highly enough!" --BoingBoing Geek Week Podcast