Written by: Clark Rich Burbidge
Illustrated by: Karl C. Hepworth
Pub Date: 2012
Ever since they could remember, the giants had always been there to help the villagers. Wolves and bears never dared to attack become they feared the giants. The giants carried heavy stones for foundations, dug canals for irrigation, built and took care of the levee that prevented flooding. The villagers depended on the giants for their everyday living, but when disaster strikes, the giants are nowhere to be found.
A young farmer, Thomas, volunteers to leave his family, travel through the forest looking for the giants, and bring them back. Thomas accepts this dangerous journey, which will question his courage and faith as he learns the true meaning of what a giant really is.
Giants in the Land, book one The Way of Things series by Clark Rich Burbidge, is an interesting chapter book for kids. The giants represent someone in your life that has helped or guided you, and now suddenly they are no longer there and you must defend for yourself. The main character Thomas must go on a journey of self-discovery as he looks for the missing giants. The book is well written and the illustrations by Karl C. Hepworth are wonderful and ties in perfectly with the story. Even though the book is written for children, adults can still enjoy reading this tale too. I recommend Giants in the Land to all readers.
Abut the author:
|Clark Burbidge's path
to becoming an award winning author had distant beginnings. He received
an MBA degree from the University of Southern California and a BS
Degree in finance from the University of Utah. His career spans 31 years
in banking, project finance, investment banking and more recently as
Chief Financial Officer of three separate companies. He has been
actively involved in community and church service, including lay youth
and adult ministry, for over 35 years.
Learn more about Clark by visiting www.clarkrburbidge.com.