The Selfish Giant


Oscar Wilde
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?


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