About The Legend of the Dream Giants

An orphaned giant named Berg is hoping to find just one person he can call friend.

For many years, Berg has lived alone; the only reminders of his family are his mother’s satchel and his recurring dreams of a white bear who shares a magical sand from a fallen star.

Sometimes, when Berg feels lonely, he will risk entering a village to trade a smooth river rock or a feather for food. He’s really searching for kindness and companionship; but with every attempt he makes, people chase him away, thinking he is Ünhold―a giant and a monster.

In his travels, Berg comes upon a city made of iron, where he meets a little girl, Anya. To his amazement and delight, Anya knows about the magical dream-sand, too, and says she wants to be his friend.

The mayor also befriends Berg and enlists him to guard the city from the dangerous Ünhold. But Anya suspects the mayor has other plans for the young giant. Fearing the city isn’t safe, she warns Berg to flee. Confused and torn between his two friends, the young giant has to figure out where he can place his trust.

This tender and unique story-within-a-story is a riveting tale of loss, longing, adventure, being yourself, and finding the true meaning of friendship.

My review

I have not read a book quite like this one ever before. This one has a story about a giant named Berg. I really felt for this giant. He’s all alone in the world. And people are not kind to him. He’s different than they are after all.

One thing I really loved about Berg was the way he always tried to leave a gift. He needed to eat, so he’d take food from people, but he’d leave something beautiful in it’s place. I think sometimes we don’t see the gifts that others have, that they maybe leave for us. Or give us just by being them. And that’s so sad.

I love the way the author interspersed a comic book with the story. It was a fun break, and I looked forward to looking at the picture each time.

This is a great book! It will be beloved by middle grade readers and adults alike.

I was sent a copy of The Legend of the Dream Giants as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

Purchase links

Amazon (affiliate link) – Deseret Book

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