The Mysterious Giant

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In this folktale, the town of Barletta faces destruction until Zia Concetta asks the town’s giant statue for help. With a clever idea, help from the townspeople and an onion, the giant outwits the army and restores peace. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reading, 2005)

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