Finn the Half-great

Finn the Half-great

eBook - 2009
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Tells the story of Ireland's most beloved heroes with humor and heart. Finn McCool, at fourteen feet, thinks he is the tallest thing in the Emerald Isle. That is, until he ventures outside his childhood valley. Finn soon discovers that ancient Britain is a land of giants, dragons, wizards, and men, in which he is only one little fellow. Despite treating those about him as decently as he can, Finn finds he has enemies all over. Even before he was born, cruel creatures known as the Frost Giants killed Finn's father and tried to do away with his mother. When Finn learns what befell his parents, his first order of business is to seek out the Frost Giants and take revenge. In later years, Finn becomes a calmer chap, living in idle bliss on his hill, known as Knockmany, with his beloved wife, Oonagh. But Finn the half-Great's troubles are not over. Ireland and all of Britain are being overrun by mortal men, who have no patience for bigger fellows like Finn. When Knockmany is attacked by humans, and Oonagh is kidnapped by their leader, Finn sets out to rally Britain's remaining giants and bring her back.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781770492226
1770492224
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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FloatingGoat
Mar 17, 2016

My daughter laughed so hard she nearly fell off her chair; this book is hilarious and very well written (drags a bit in places, but those spots are few and far between). We have read this more than once, and may have to add it to our personal library collection at home.

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Ventus279
Sep 19, 2011

Definitely a favorite

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