A Gemma Open Door book
“…utterly beautiful. Laurie Foos’ writing imbues the salt of the earth with fabulous imagination.”
-Christina Shea, Smuggled and Moira’s Crossing
Linda and Earl are a happy couple. Although married for many years, they have never had children. Still, they are content being together, and watching reruns of “I Love Lucy” keeps them close. That, and a magical garden that never seems to grow what they plant.
One day Earl finds a set of infant toes in the loam. He and Linda plant them and watch in amazement as the garden produces an enormous baby. Now Earl and Linda have to figure out how to be parents—if they are parents—and what to do about the giant baby who eats everything and cries for his mama.
Laurie Foos is the author of Ex Utero, Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist, Twinship, Before Elvis There was Nothing, The Giant Baby, and The Blue Girl. Her non-fiction has appeared in Brain, Child and in the anthology So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real about Motherhood. She teaches in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at Goddard College and in the Masters of Fine Arts Program at Lesley University.
The Giant Baby
Paper, 100 pages
Reading level: 4.9