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The Giant Ohl and Tiny Tim

By Christian Bärmann
Translated and edited by Jack Zipes

Children's Literature, Folklore, Fairy-Tale Studies

Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780578458496
Pages: 88 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 40 color illustrations
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347560

Long before Roald Dahl’s The BFG introduced readers to the Big Friendly Giant, Christian Bärmann wrote and illustrated this charming literary fairy tale which shows that big and little people can live together in harmony. Translated by distinguished fairy tale scholar and storyteller, Jack Zipes, The Giant Ohl and Tiny Tim recounts the adventures of a friendly giant who desires to live among humans. Despite his good intensions, Ohl makes a poor first impression on the village until Tiny Tim realizes the giant is both good-natured and a hard worker in this beautifully illustrated story.

– Jan Susina, Prof. Illinois State University and author of The Place of Lewis Carroll in Children’s LiteratureJan Susina

Forget David and Goliath and open the pages of Christian Bärmann’s witty and wise stories about classic antagonists who overcome their differences to form partnerships. Sometimes we need the bright and shiny, upbeat fables designed to remind us that cooperation and friendship can be the best of happily-ever-afters

– Maria Tatar, professor at Harvard University and author of the Annotated Peter Pan and The Annotated African American Folktales with Henry Louis Gates