The Selfish Giant
by Oscar Wilde

The selfish giant does not want to share his garden with anyone. So he builds a high wall around it to keep the children out. "My own garden is my own garden," he says. "I will allow nobody to play in it but myself!"

Because of the Giant's cold selfishness, winter comes permanently to stay in the garden. The birds keep away and the flowers refuse to bloom. But when a little boy arrives from nowhere one day and begins to cry, the Giant's heart melts. He welcomes the children into his garden, and spring returns to it.

A simple story, eloquently told, with a beautiful surprise ending, this beloved classic ranks among the best books of all time. Certainly one of the best inspirational stories for kids.


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