The Giant Bookworm
Sal Tangit was the last giant living.
Amelia had been dropped off at an orphanage that didn't have a spare bed.
Both shared a love for books.
Both of them needed a friend.
The Giant Bookworm is a fantasy novelette aimed for 7-12 year old children. Written in a serialised format, the story was published in 14 segments from May 2014 to June 2015 in Approach magazine Thailand.
Sal Tangit's name was especially chosen for it's hidden meaning. Can you guess what it is?
Here's a hint: Sal Tangit is an anagram. That means you can rearrange all the letters to make a new word, or in this case, 2 new words. Can you work out the words hidden in Sal's name?
SAL TANGIT = ???? ?????
Amelia picks up lots of interesting words in all those books she reads. In alphabetical order, here are some of the words she has used and their meanings.
Note: some words have more than 1 meaning and only the meanings as used in the story are listed here:
Provide lodging or room for.
A state of utter confusion.
Abandoned, discarded item, especially clothing.
(see Discard below)
The curved line you draw to make a circle.
Distance around a circle.
Awake, aware, knowing, or recognising the truth.
Reject something no longer useful or wanted.
Items inherited from family.
Piece of personal property that has been in a family for several generations.
Arousing curiosity, interest. Fascinating.
Unaware, having no idea.
Sitting room in a house.
A vertical or steep face of a rock, mountain, cliff etc.
A dangerous situation.
Regret, feeling bad for a wrongdoing.
Search for something, among other things, rushed and messily.
"when my sobs subsided"
Becoming peaceful, abating.
Woman whose husband has died and has not remarried.
Remember, if there are any other words in any stories that you don't know the meaning of, look them up in your dictionary. If you have trouble finding the word you are looking for, ask an adult for help.
The Giant Bookworm