The Selfish Giant
Text adaptation by Bill Bowler
Word count 1,440
‘It’s my garden,’ says the Giant, ‘People must understand. Nobody can play here – only me!’
So the children leave, and the Selfish Giant puts a wall around his garden. After that, it’s always winter there.
Later, the Giant feels sorry for a young boy in the snow. He knocks down the garden wall – and the children, and the spring, come back. But where is the young boy now? And how can the Giant find him again?