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The Bulletin Dozen is a monthly theme-based booklist available as an online-only Bulletin feature. Since we're awfully fond of bakers here at the Bulletin, we thought we'd adopt their philosophy of generosity and throw in an extra one or two when we have them to offer--so don't expect an even dozen. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source. See the archive for lists from previous months.

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Fie, Fie, Foe, Fum: A Giants Dozens
--selected by Debra Mitts-Smith

Giants come in one size: large. Since they've got appetites, strength, and often anger to match, it's best not to mess with them or with their stuff. Most giants are also bigger on brawn than brains, so they are easily duped by clever protagonists. Not all giants, however, are mean. As one story shows, a giant's life can be a lonely one. In another tale, one giant challenges others of his own ilk. And in yet another, the giant to be tackled is not so much a being as one very large potato. If you like tales that include lots of thundering, booming, and stomping, then you will enjoy this month's Dozens.


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