The Giants and the Joneses

  • by Julia Donaldson
  • Narrated by Helen Lederer
  • 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jumbeelia the young giantess has a wonderful idea. She throws a bimple over the edge of Groil, and overnight it sprouts into a bimplestonk. Down she climbs into the land of the iggly plops, where she discovers Colette, Poppy, and Stephen.

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What the Critics Say

"An exciting story with a subtle message about respect and co-operation." (School Library Journal)
"The Giants and the Joneses had humour, suspense and an invented language that enthralled me. (The Evening Standard)
"Children will love this miniaturised adventure....It's set to be a giant hit." (The Herald)

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Customer Reviews

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All Age perfect

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Brilliant story. Held 4 of us enthralled most of the way up the M5/6 on a 'bad' day. Ages ranged from 5 to 68!


What did you like best about this story?

Really imaginative story line which made us laugh and hold our breath.


What does uncredited bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I have not read the book but like Julia Donaldson's other books so was sure this would be good. I think using one's imagination rather than someone else's pictures probably enhanced it for me personally


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

that would spoil the story for others who did not know it!


Any additional comments?

If you want to keep grandchildren quiet on a long car journey or flight then buy this book.

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- Prudence Magee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2006
  • Publisher: Audible Studios