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Download Giants and the Joneses Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (98 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Donaldson Narrator: Patricia Conolly Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN:
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Jumbeelia the young giantess loves to hear the old story about the iggly plop who climbed up the bimplestonk to the giants' land of Groil. Then, one day, she throws a bimple over the edge of Groil. Down, down, down Jumbeelia climbs, right down into the land of the iggly plops, where she discovers Colette, Poppy, and Stephen Jones; puts them into her canvas bag; and carries them back to Groil. Soon, the children find themselves shut in her dollhouse, with no visible means of escape. With danger surrounding them at every turn, the children must use all their wits to survive and figure out a way to get back home. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shannon Rickert | 12/29/2013

    " i do not recommend this it was hard to read with the different language. i had to keep jumping to the back of the bok for some of the words meanings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eden | 12/2/2013

    " I liked it at the end because they flew away with sock thread and giant parachutes. I liked what the story was about. It was very gross because the girl giant kissed the kids. Yuck! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige | 8/22/2013

    " Read this to my girls ages 5 and 8. They loved it and I loved reading it to them. We all felt like we were fluent in the giant's language by the end. I think that a few of the phrases will live on in our family as inside jokes. Delightful book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 babyhippoface | 8/2/2013

    " I think my favorite part of this book was figuring out the cutesy language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 4/19/2013

    " I read this with my 5-year old daughter, and she loved it! She really enjoyed the giant language, and still uses some of the words sometimes. We ended up reading it, and then listening to it on audio book as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grettir Asmundarson | 4/14/2013

    " Easily one of the best read-out-loud-to-the-kids books ever... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kanani | 10/19/2012

    " Wonderful story. The audiobook by Patricia Conolly is outstanding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn The Pirate | 9/26/2012

    " Not to judge a book by its cover. I thought this would be a very juvenile book but was surprised by some of the characters and their actions. It is definately meant to be for 4th to 6th grade readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 8/20/2012

    " Giant little girl collects 3 kids for her pets. Be kind to your hamster! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sarah | 6/20/2012

    " This is a great book for kids and their big people. It is sort of an upside-down Jack and the Beanstalk, and has a lovely giant's language called Groilish in it that was so fun to listen to. (We listened to this on CD, I recommend it!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/30/2012

    " This is that kind of book that just makes you smile and feel so happy. The plot is so cute and innocent. I just love to read this, especially if I am having a day where I just am down or worn out. I also adore the cover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamsyn | 4/30/2012

    " This is one of those story reversals: in this case, the giant girl is brought up to wonder if humans -- those little people -- really exist. She wanders down the bean stalk and discovers a miniature world, and brings back some cute specimens, and they need to find a way to return home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 3/15/2012

    " Fun read for 3rd through 5th grade students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 2/9/2012

    " I actually read this book to a bunch of lower elementary students, and they not only thoroughly loved the characters, but they loved learning and speaking the Groilish language that the giants use. All hail the iggly blebber! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saige | 12/4/2011

    " I luv this book. I was in my school library and couldn't find anything 2 read and I just picked this off the shelf. I luved it. If u like adventure books then u will luv this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 carrie | 5/7/2011

    " Taylor read this one at least ten times. I had to renew it all three times at the library, and then check it out again. A very cute book. The biggest plus for me was the giants' language, "groilish." It had a glossary at the back and everything. At the end of 3 months, Taylor was practically fluent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 4/17/2011

    " This book is pretty good. Whoever likes adventure, fantasy and giants! Will love this. (I'm positive) It contains "giant" language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 2/26/2011

    " Cute take on Jack and the Beanstalk. This time told from community of Giant's point of view. Good read aloud to students who know the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 1/26/2011

    " A cute retelling of the "Jack in the Beanstalk" tale in novel form for young readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eden | 1/14/2011

    " I liked it at the end because they flew away with sock thread and giant parachutes. I liked what the story was about. It was very gross because the girl giant kissed the kids. Yuck! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 7/25/2010

    " A cute retelling of the "Jack in the Beanstalk" tale in novel form for young readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saige | 6/12/2010

    " I luv this book. I was in my school library and couldn't find anything 2 read and I just picked this off the shelf. I luved it. If u like adventure books then u will luv this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annaruse | 9/28/2009

    " I actually read this book to a bunch of lower elementary students, and they not only thoroughly loved the characters, but they loved learning and speaking the Groilish language that the giants use. All hail the iggly blebber! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 2/17/2009

    " Giant little girl collects 3 kids for her pets. Be kind to your hamster! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 12/8/2008

    " Cute take on Jack and the Beanstalk. This time told from community of Giant's point of view. Good read aloud to students who know the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 11/18/2008

    " This book is pretty good. Whoever likes adventure, fantasy and giants! Will love this. (I'm positive) It contains "giant" language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn The Pirate | 9/25/2008

    " Not to judge a book by its cover. I thought this would be a very juvenile book but was surprised by some of the characters and their actions. It is definately meant to be for 4th to 6th grade readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alissa 6th | 2/22/2008

    " This book is about a girl giant who finds "iggly plops" little people. She keeps them as her "pets." How do these three kids escape? The giants even have their own language!
    I loved this book! It's sure to be a "giant" hit!
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 babyhippoface | 2/22/2008

    " I think my favorite part of this book was figuring out the cutesy language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamsyn | 10/15/2007

    " This is one of those story reversals: in this case, the giant girl is brought up to wonder if humans -- those little people -- really exist. She wanders down the bean stalk and discovers a miniature world, and brings back some cute specimens, and they need to find a way to return home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sarah | 7/21/2007

    " This is a great book for kids and their big people. It is sort of an upside-down Jack and the Beanstalk, and has a lovely giant's language called Groilish in it that was so fun to listen to. (We listened to this on CD, I recommend it!) "

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