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Boy Soup

When Giant Caught Cold

illustrated by Loris Lesynski

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humorous stories
list price: $5.95
also available: Hardcover Paperback Hardcover
published: 1996
publisher: Annick Press
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
4 to 7
k to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
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Boy Soup

In this playful poetic caper, a giant decides that the only remedy for his head cold is a bowlful of boy soup! Originally published in 1996 by Annick Press as Boy Soup or When Giant Caught Cold with illustrations by Loris Lesynski (Our Choice 1996/1997).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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When Giant wakes up with a big hurting head and a sore raspy throat, he finds the cure is a bowl of Boy Soup! Giant captures five boys and Kate, who all protest his plan. But Kate soon comes up with her own remedy and convinces the Giant that the soup should be made, not of boys, but by boys.


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Contributor notes

Loris Lesynski has been wowing readers with her wacky wordplay for 10 years. She is a popular visitor to schools, libraries and educational conferences across North America. Among her books are: Zigzag: Zoems for Zindergarten, Cabbagehead, Nothing Beats a Pizza, and Dirty Dog Boogie.


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