“The Stone Giant is both beautiful and taut. It is fairy-tale telling reminiscent of Grimms’, but not too scary for little ones. Anna Höglund, inspired by the Swedish author Elsa Beskow’s Tripp, Trapp, Trull, brings us a tale of bravery, audacity and cleverness.” VOLUME
“My dear child, there’s a very dangerous giant out there who is turning people to stone. I must go and fight it. You’ll have to stay and look after yourself for a while.”
So begins this highly-recommended title from Gecko Press.
Anna Höglund is a Swedish illustrator and author. Her work has been recognized with Swedish and international awards. She has worked with many well-known authors including Barbro Lindgren and Ulf Stark.
I can highly recommend this page from the Picturebook Makers blog all about the artist: