The Selfish Giant
The children always played in the Giant's garden, but when he returned after years away, he said, 'What are you doing here?' and the children fled. 'My own garden is my own garden,' said the Giant; 'anyone can understand that, and I will allow nobody to play in it but myself.' Oscar Wilde's classic tale of forgiveness is one of the most beautiful stories in the English language. With magnificent illustrations by Ritva Voutila, this is a book for the whole family to treasure.
Ritva Voutila was born in Nokia, Finland, and has made Australia her home since 1981. She studied at the School of Art and Design in Helsinki, and Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. Ritva has illustrated over 50 books for children. She divides her time between fine art practice and illustration, and her artwork is held in collections worldwide. She lives in Ballarat with her husband Richard...