The Giant Who Loved the Moon is unlike any book I've read before. Because I know the author, via our Instagram relationship, I've seen her work. Martini Fisher is an unbelievable researcher who seeks only the beauty in the world's creations and facts that give purity and sincerity - not what most want to simply know. This book is proof of how great her work is.
In this Balinese Folktale collection, are nine tales, each one simple in its own theme. They almost felt like children's stories; like the Three Pigs or Hansel & Gretel. They're all stories carried from generation to generation, by word of mouth and always have to do with someone needing help - even the Gods and Goddesses of Heaven.
I believe the story I loved the most was The Kind Little Giant. It's the very first tale and the one that affected me the most. It's about a couple who prayed for a son so desperately, they were finally blessed with one. Only he was a massive eater and grew to an unbelievable size (Careful what you wish for). He was a kind child, though so gigantic he frightened even warriors from a neighboring area. But his heart was pure, as was his smile that melted hearts. Sadly, the story made me think of adages like: Digging your own grave and being killed with kindness.
I also found appreciation for The Youth Who Didn't Study Well. It's about a girl named Ingtai and a boy named Sampik. It's rather funny but it speaks of the important of study- at least know how to count! It also showed how complicated women can be, even school-aged!
I enjoyed The Giant Who Loved the Moon. It was a short read, satisfying my need to work my mind, early July 4th! I woke around 2 a.m. and couldn't go back to sleep, so I pulled up my ebooks and found it. It was just what I needed! I finished it and went back to perfect sleep. Not saying that's when you should read it though. Actually, I may purchase a physical copy for my coffee table too. It's that sweet!
Rating: 👓👓👓👓👓out of 5 specs
*The Hatching is next.
**eBook was provided FREE by author, Martini Fisher, for an honest review.
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