Of Giants and Ice

Of Giants and Ice

Book - 2012
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Eleven-year-old Rory, daughter of a famous actress and a famous movie director, finds herself becoming a celebrity in her own right as she helps create a new fairy tale as a participant in the after school program, Ever After School.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781442431461
Branch Call Number: J FIC BACH
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 22 cm.


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Jul 12, 2018

As a regular reader of fantasy books, the world of fairy tales are familiar territory. Of Giants and Ice is another spinoff of the original fairy tales, but what sets this book apart from the others is the idea of having regular kids getting to go on these tales themselves, which made it very different and intriguing. The character development to all the main characters was executed very well, making the read even more interesting and fun. Along with the character development, the relationships the characters had with each other were diverse and fun to read. With all of this said, I will definitely be reading the other books in this series, because it has a really interesting and promising storyline. 4/5
- @Fairlyfantasy of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Jan 07, 2016

Why don t they have the second, third, and fourth books at the library???!

Aug 03, 2015

amazing but not very advanced

Jan 22, 2015

Personally, I think this book was amazing. I loved the realistic traits of the characters. When Rory first sees Chase hopping down from the tree with easy athletic skill and a mischievious smile-THAT certainly happens a lot in real life. And I can actually imagine a girl like Rory, wanting less attention for who her parents are and more attention for who she is and what she does, meeting someone like Lena. Overall, a great book.

Aug 14, 2014

I wish they had the second and third book, too

Jun 26, 2014

Its not as good as the second book in my opinion, I don't know for sure with what i don't like about it really, I suppose its kind of boring in my opinion. But there is still the fact that I am a bit of an advanced reader for my age lol. :p

branch_reviews Dec 03, 2012

Rory Landon has changed schools – again. She has spent her life in the shadows of her divorced and very famous parents, movie star mom and director dad. Now in 6th grade, she begins yet another after-school program that seeks to entertain her while she waits for her mom and dad to find time for her while fulfilling the obligations of their high profile careers. Rory is used to being the new girl, and figuring out how to “fit in” when faced with these situations, but Ever After School (EAS) presents a completely different situation for Rory. She ends up fighting with a fire-breathing dragon her first day, and the cast of characters she meets is vast – everyone from Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Sleeping Beauty. Many different fairy tales are explored through the course of EAS. This is Shelby Bach’s first novel, and the beginning of a series. Written for 8-12 year olds, Of Giants and Ice is easy to read and has a broad appeal. The many characters and fast paced adventure will appeal to both boys and girls and their parents reading along. The book is really fairy tales for older children. The characters get matched up with tales and then get to live them out bringing new life to old tales.
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Jan 22, 2015

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