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Tara and the Giant Queen is a fantasy in the Land of Giants. Nine-year old Tara finds herself in a strange land after a storm. She accidentally lands on the head of the queen of giants and is taken into her care. The good queen promises to help her return home but there are evil giants who believe Tara is a magician and are out to capture her for her magic powers. What fol Tara and the Giant Queen is a fantasy in the Land of Giants. Nine-year old Tara finds herself in a strange land after a storm. She accidentally lands on the head of the queen of giants and is taken into her care. The good queen promises to help her return home but there are evil giants who believe Tara is a magician and are out to capture her for her magic powers. What follows is danger, courage and a fascinating journey home. And yes, fun, because Tara and the boy-giant, Montek, become great friends. Previously published under the title: Cheetaka, Queen of Giants.


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Tara and the Giant Queen is a fantasy in the Land of Giants. Nine-year old Tara finds herself in a strange land after a storm. She accidentally lands on the head of the queen of giants and is taken into her care. The good queen promises to help her return home but there are evil giants who believe Tara is a magician and are out to capture her for her magic powers. What fol Tara and the Giant Queen is a fantasy in the Land of Giants. Nine-year old Tara finds herself in a strange land after a storm. She accidentally lands on the head of the queen of giants and is taken into her care. The good queen promises to help her return home but there are evil giants who believe Tara is a magician and are out to capture her for her magic powers. What follows is danger, courage and a fascinating journey home. And yes, fun, because Tara and the boy-giant, Montek, become great friends. Previously published under the title: Cheetaka, Queen of Giants.

30 review for Tara and the Giant Queen: A Fantasy in Giant Land

  1. 4 out of 5

    Michelle (Michelle's Book Ends)

    This children's story is told with so much descriptive detail. It easily draws you in to this fantasy tale. Tara survives a storm at sea, only to end up in the "Land of Giants." Separated from her parents, Tara just wants to go home. It's her 9th birthday, the ship was meant as a birthday sail, and as a means to spend more time with her parents. Tara is cared for by the "good queen," who promises to help her return to her family. There is unrest in other mountain lands. Some have a grudge against This children's story is told with so much descriptive detail. It easily draws you in to this fantasy tale. Tara survives a storm at sea, only to end up in the "Land of Giants." Separated from her parents, Tara just wants to go home. It's her 9th birthday, the ship was meant as a birthday sail, and as a means to spend more time with her parents. Tara is cared for by the "good queen," who promises to help her return to her family. There is unrest in other mountain lands. Some have a grudge against Queen Cheetaka for her protection of all the wild animals. Evil lurks when other giants believe Tara possesses a power they wish to obtain. Full of excitement and adventure. Will Tara be captured by the evil giant ones? While the queens son, Montek, is her best friend he may not be able to help her as he is a child himself. A delightful children's tale. I think parents would also enjoy reading it. Were Tara's parents lost at sea during the storm, or will they be reunited? You'll have to read this tale to find out! Thank you Gita Reddy.

  2. 4 out of 5

    A.J. Culey

    Tara and the Giant Queen was a compelling, enjoyable read. It started off strong and continued to maintain my attention and interest to the very end. The initial scene immediately hooked my attention, with a terrible storm at sea and a young girl, Tara, thrown into a foreign world of giants. The world-building was truly excellent, with elaborate settings and interesting characters. I fell in love with the charming world of the giants, with its concepts of work and play and its emphasis on peace, Tara and the Giant Queen was a compelling, enjoyable read. It started off strong and continued to maintain my attention and interest to the very end. The initial scene immediately hooked my attention, with a terrible storm at sea and a young girl, Tara, thrown into a foreign world of giants. The world-building was truly excellent, with elaborate settings and interesting characters. I fell in love with the charming world of the giants, with its concepts of work and play and its emphasis on peace, happiness and love. While there were a few minor issues along the way – a couple misused words, some abrupt POV and time shifts and the occasional misplaced punctuation – overall, this was an exceptionally well-written children’s novel. Carefully plotted, with plenty of action intersperced with lovely and subtle messages of family, friendship, kindness, responsibility and acceptance of others, Tara and the Giant Queen offers a charming read that will draw in its targeted audience and not let them go until the very end. Overall, a truly enjoyable read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Darlene

    Thank you, Gita, V. Reddy for letting me read this book. As per our agreement, I am giving my honest review. Sorry it took so long to actually write this. I've been very busy and needed a bit of time to think about it. This didn't grab me. As I said above, it may be because of summer busy-ness. I just couldn't get into the story. I found that I couldn't relate to the main character or the giants. Yet I was constantly remembering BFG (Big Friendly Giant). I kept reading. I hoped that something wou Thank you, Gita, V. Reddy for letting me read this book. As per our agreement, I am giving my honest review. Sorry it took so long to actually write this. I've been very busy and needed a bit of time to think about it. This didn't grab me. As I said above, it may be because of summer busy-ness. I just couldn't get into the story. I found that I couldn't relate to the main character or the giants. Yet I was constantly remembering BFG (Big Friendly Giant). I kept reading. I hoped that something would pull me in. Maybe bad timing for me to try? I'd love for others to read this. Maybe if you aren't reading using text-to-speech you become more part of the story? I don't know. I will try again later sometime to see if it was just my ADD or circumstances.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ronit

    Tara and the giant queen In this book Tara, a nine year old girl, a daughter of two busy parents .She ask to go to a vacation to spend time this them, for her birthday, but then they found them self on a storm. They have been separate because of a fight between Tara and her parents, then she in landing on a mysterious land of giants. She is going through dangers and adventures. This is a wonderful adventures story, I loved the way that Tara become Montek best friend despite their size difference Tara and the giant queen In this book Tara, a nine year old girl, a daughter of two busy parents .She ask to go to a vacation to spend time this them, for her birthday, but then they found them self on a storm. They have been separate because of a fight between Tara and her parents, then she in landing on a mysterious land of giants. She is going through dangers and adventures. This is a wonderful adventures story, I loved the way that Tara become Montek best friend despite their size differences. Tara in very resourceful girl, her experiences teach her of her mistakes with her parents, she learn that her parents have responsibility like the Queen.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brian Michaud

    Part fantasy, part fable, Tara and the Giant Queen will captivate the imaginations of readers young and old. Young Tara is magically transported to Giant Land after a storm at sea that separates her from everything she knows and loves. Though Giant Land is an amazing place, Tara longs to return to her home world and be reunited with her parents. She worries about whether or not they survived the shipwreck. Will she return home and be reunited with her parents, or will she make the long journey h Part fantasy, part fable, Tara and the Giant Queen will captivate the imaginations of readers young and old. Young Tara is magically transported to Giant Land after a storm at sea that separates her from everything she knows and loves. Though Giant Land is an amazing place, Tara longs to return to her home world and be reunited with her parents. She worries about whether or not they survived the shipwreck. Will she return home and be reunited with her parents, or will she make the long journey home only to find herself to be an orphan? In Giant Land, Tara meets a host of characters, both friendly and evil. Some are there to help her find her way home, but others suspect her to be a magician and are out to destroy her. The story shifts for a good part of the book from the story of Tara to the Story of the Giant Queen, Cheetaka. Cheetaka is everything a young girl can aspire to be: intelligent, fearless, athletic, bold, and kind. The Giant Queen is faced with a dilemma: another ruler in Giant Land is planning on using magic to take over all of Giant Land. In order to fight this giant, Cheetaka must break the ancient laws and learn to perform magic in order to counter this evil giant's plans. The story is imaginative and well thought out, but the writing has many shifts in point of view, sometimes within a single paragraph, and some character actions and reactions do not make logical sense. For example, the main antagonist becomes stuttering and fearful with just a stern look from Queen Cheetaka. Sometimes I felt that I was reading a fable, and at other times the story felt more modern. When in "fable mode" I felt that too much was told to the reader rather than keeping one guessing. If judging solely on the story, I would have given it four stars, but the writing style was distracting. I do have to say, in closing (and without giving away any spoilers), that the ending was one of the best that I have read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Marybeth

    I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review. This book took me longer than I thought it would to finish it but it was very good. I loved most of the characters and I was able to relate to them as well. I also loved the action in the story and I loved the ending of the story as well. I loved the plot of the story and the description of the settings where the Giants lived were very well written and I could easily picture where everything was. I also really liked how the boo I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review. This book took me longer than I thought it would to finish it but it was very good. I loved most of the characters and I was able to relate to them as well. I also loved the action in the story and I loved the ending of the story as well. I loved the plot of the story and the description of the settings where the Giants lived were very well written and I could easily picture where everything was. I also really liked how the book ended on a positive note. This book was definitely one of my favorite books of the year and and I would definitely recommend it.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Maggie Larche

    4.5 stars Tara and the Giant Queen is the tale of a young girl who gets lost during a storm at sea and washes up in land of giants. (These are giants reimagined, and bear little resemblance to the sterotypical giant you might think of -- a big plus.) Tara is thrust into a world filled with conflict, unseen dangers, and dangerous magic. She befriends a young giant pal, learns the giants' culture and history, and is swept up in the biggest turmoil seen in Giant Land for 600 years. Tara is an engagi 4.5 stars Tara and the Giant Queen is the tale of a young girl who gets lost during a storm at sea and washes up in land of giants. (These are giants reimagined, and bear little resemblance to the sterotypical giant you might think of -- a big plus.) Tara is thrust into a world filled with conflict, unseen dangers, and dangerous magic. She befriends a young giant pal, learns the giants' culture and history, and is swept up in the biggest turmoil seen in Giant Land for 600 years. Tara is an engaging heroine. She begins the story racked with guilt about her own parents, who were also on the ship, and wonders about their fate. She has a lovely story arc as she grows to accept her parents for who they are/were, and she gets to test her wits and courage several times throughout the story. The background of the giant wars and intrigue was interesting, though sometimes it felt like it was hijacking the plot. I could have used a little more Tara and a little less Giant Queen, as much of the action of the story takes place when Tara is not even around. I have a feeling young readers might feel the same way. Still, it was an entertaining read, and I believe young adventure-lovers will thoroughly enjoy Tara's story.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Angela Lambkin

    I thought it was a very interesting ebook and fit for a recommendation for five stars and for the age levels of those 9-up. Quite a mystery and adventure story of how a hurricane had separated Tara from her parents sending way way far away and to a land of Giants and a very kind giant Queen to and how they were finally able to help her find her way back home again safely and into her parents arms and life's once more. I had received this ebook for free and in return, here now is my honest review I thought it was a very interesting ebook and fit for a recommendation for five stars and for the age levels of those 9-up. Quite a mystery and adventure story of how a hurricane had separated Tara from her parents sending way way far away and to a land of Giants and a very kind giant Queen to and how they were finally able to help her find her way back home again safely and into her parents arms and life's once more. I had received this ebook for free and in return, here now is my honest review.Super work Gita! By Angela

  9. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

    **SPOILER FREE** Another good book from an amazing author! I have had the privilege of reading from this author for awhile and every book I read from her has been good. The plot of the story and the characters are well thought out. She knows how to draw her readers in. This is an author that you really want to check out!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Margo James

    Written for children, nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed Tara’s adventures in Giant Land. It is a great story of courage through fear and strangers becoming friends. I recommend this wonderful book to all ages, especially for grandparents to read to their grandchildren, it will give them an opportunity to tell of their own adventures and overcoming fears. Exceptional way to engage the younger generation.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kuldip

  12. 5 out of 5

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  13. 5 out of 5

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  14. 5 out of 5

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  15. 4 out of 5

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  17. 4 out of 5

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  18. 4 out of 5

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  19. 5 out of 5

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  20. 4 out of 5

    K.Badri Narayan

  21. 5 out of 5

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  22. 4 out of 5

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  23. 4 out of 5

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  24. 4 out of 5

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  25. 5 out of 5

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  26. 5 out of 5

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  27. 5 out of 5

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  28. 5 out of 5

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  29. 5 out of 5

    Sandeep Khosla

  30. 5 out of 5

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