Mina the Mighty

by Nadine Holland. Shortlistee of the Best Picture Book Text competition 2022

Spread 1

[Training camp set-up in the arena. Set in a valley with snowy mountains nearby. Mixed mythology. See spread ten for hero notes.]

At the top of a hill, in a valley of gold,

Surrounded by trees that are centuries old.

There stood twenty heroes in one great arena,

The biggest of all was…

Spread 2

A giant called Mina.

Spread 3

Mina was mighty, she won every trial.

She ran fifty miles, all the time with a smile.

Her muscles were bulging, her strength beyond measure.

Mina would juggle ten rocks just for pleasure.