Breakfast Serials Stories and Illustrations

Janko and the Giant: A Tale of Old Slovakia

Written by Joseph Bruchac
Illustrated by Anna Vojtech

Will Janko defeat the giant?
Bored with his small hometown of Dedina, Janko sets out to see the world—and is confronted by Velky, a not-so-nice giant who steals Janko’s sword and his mule. Determined to destroy this mammoth pest, Janko launches on unforeseen adventures as he deals with talking horses, wizards, bandits, castles, and just plain fun. Written in the tradition of such favorites as Puss in Boots and Jack in the Beanstalk and set in old-world Slovakia, this eight-chapter fanciful folktale is perfect for summer reading—or for anytime.

Spanish translation available.


Story Length:

8 chapters

Chapter Length:

~875 words


Logo art and 8 original chapter illustrations in color and black and white

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