Art Malik narrates this adaptation of the traditional tale 'Gulliver's Travels'. We meet a Lilliputian girl called Fig who is scared of many things little girls are frightened of. One day, while she is walking her dog on the beach, she finds a giant. She runs to the town, rings the bell and summons the army. The army tie the giant up, shoot arrows at him and drug him. The giant then falls into a deep sleep. As he sleeps, the Lilliputians take him back to their town, where many people came to see the spectacle. Fig only visits to play, and her and the giant become good friends. Eventually, Fig and the giant cross the sea to escape. 'Fig's Giant' was written by Geraldine McCaughrean and illustrated by Jago.

This clip is from:
Jackanory Junior, Fig's Giant
First broadcast:
16 March 2007

Pupils can use this story as a model for writing their own traditional tales. Pupils can spot the similes used throughout. Stopping this story part way through would allow pupils opportunities to create their own ending to the story.