Giant by Kate Scott

Book cover for Giant

We're giving away 50 copies of Giant, a feel-good children's book about growing up and being yourself. Apply for your child's free copy below

About the book (for ages 8 – 12)

It's hard to measure up in a family with high expectations. But it's even harder when those people sometimes use you as an arm rest. And call you 'Peanut'.

Anzo is 11 years old and very, very short. Mum, Dad and his two uncles are extremely tall but they're also high achievers, obsessed with fulfilling their lifelong ambition of opening a restaurant together. Everyone has a role – chef, DIY, marketing, accounts – but where does Anzo fit in? If only he could grow a few inches in height, then no one would be able to overlook him. Josh would stop teasing Anzo in school, he wouldn't have to play all seven dwarves in the school play, and at home he could tell his parents about his drawing and the comic convention he's been invited to.

Then, overnight, Anzo starts to grow. Is life as a giant going to solve all his problems, or should he stop worrying and learn to just be himself?

About the author

Kate Scott

Kate Scott was born in London to American parents. She has lived in Hong Kong, Paris, Scotland and France, but now lives in Dorset with her husband and two children. Kate's poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and her short fiction on Radio 4 Extra. Her first published children's novel, Boy in Tights, was made into the three-book series, Spies In Disguise. Kate leads poetry workshops for children in conjunction with Tor Theatre and will be exploring new ways to discuss writing and creativity with young readers across the UK, in celebration of her novel Giant. You can find Kate on Twitter @KateScottWriter.

Book giveaway

We have 50 copies of Giant to give away to Mumsnetters, in return for their child's feedback. This giveaway closes end of day, Monday 20 February.

We ask all winners to share their children's thoughts about the book on the discussion thread. Anyone who has read Giant can post on the thread. Everyone who posts their child's feedback by midday, 3 April will be entered into a draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.

This giveaway is sponsored by Piccadilly Press