Did you know that beans are high in protein, something that might have been lacking in the average diet of a British child in the 1790s? Do you understand that ‘spare sons’ are cannon fodder, that wards of the state end up crushed by great, insensitive fingers? If that makes you think of Stewie Griffin reacting to the Queen album cover, then what sort of preparation do you think children get from this take on the classic fairy tale? The giant is Nerfed. He’s almost friendly. No sense of threat, of being ground and consumed, is even suggested by this image. “The giant is awesome, kids! He just picks you up and carries you around his magic fantasy-gated community!”
We were a bit pressed for time unfortunately. But the first published version is a very short story! Here is the music that I referenced.
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