Elizabeth Armstrong Hall

Writer & Writing Coach for Kids & Teens

Liz first visited the Giant's Head in 1999.


A Sampling

Appleseeds, April 2012

Author Alexandra Horowitz (Inside of a Dog") explains how dogs communicate with people and other dogs.
Appleseeds, November-December 2011

The story of Confederate spy Rose Greenhow through the eyes of her daughter, "Little Rose"
Hemispheresmagazine.com, April 2010

A 95-pound beaver escapes from a beaver sanctuary in Devon, U.K. and eludes his would-be captors

Highlights for Children, September 2009

The making of the "Giant's Head" at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, U.K.

Boston Globe, November 23, 2008

How two Airedales flew from Chicago to London without a hitch

Christian Science Monitor, November 7, 2008

By the time I mastered the roundabouts, it was time to return to the U.S.

Prentice-Hall Press, 1991
(c)1991 by Elizabeth Metzger Armstrong and David Armstrong.

An illustrated history of American health reformers and crusaders


Chronicle Books, 1979
(c)1979 by Elizabeth Metzger

Morning munchies in 1970s-era California and eastern Nevada



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"The Giant in the Forest"
Highlights for Children
(September 2009)

Deep in a forest of sycamore trees lives a sculpture called Giant's Head. The giant sits in a small clearing near a busy walking path.

Almost everyone stops to stare at the giant. Some people like to sit on his long, bumpy nose. Others reach up to touch his bushy hair. Time has taken its toll on the giant. At more than 10 years old, he could do with a serious haircut, and he appears to be sinking into the ground.

From "The Giant in the Forest"
Story and photos by Elizabeth A. Hall
(c)Highlights for Children, 2009


This nonfiction story for kids describes how Cornwall, U.K. artists Sue and Pete Hill made a mud sculpture from the root of a fallen sycamore tree. Giant's Head lives at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a public garden in Cornwall.