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If We Were Giants

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Heart, thrills, tragedy, triumph in exciting eco-adventure.

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Inspired by ants, Dave Matthews and Clete Barrett Smith spin an exciting, harrowing,uplifting story of banding together to use cooperation -- and clever technology -- against predatory invaders. "If We Were Giants," muses a little kid, we could win against these ruthless foes. Fourteen-year-old tree-dweller Kirra, whose home has already been destroyed, has to rise above her survivor's (and other) guilt to help the people who've taken her in -- and maybe help them become giants for real.

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