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Anyone who has ever felt like an outcast will identify with Truly Plaice, the title character of Tiffany Baker's new novel, The Little Giant of Aberdeen County.

'Little Giant' hugely entertaining

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You know despair when you see it. And you were looking straight at it.

The child was on the edge of the playground, all by herself. From the way she was kicking the dirt and from the angle of her head, you knew she was one of those kids who endures teasing and ostracism from classmates.


It was heartbreaking -- even more so, if it happened to you.

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