The Giant’s Love by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Stig, the titular Giant who lives underground in a time before the giants diminished into the dwarves, finds a massive emerald in an old mining tunnel then seeing a bright sapphire and begins digging it out. However the “sapphire” is the pale blue sky, something Stig has never seen and is marveled with it. For weeks he journeys to the hole and ventures out, one day he doesn’t return to the tunnel. Stig begins journeying around, finally meeting people and settling down every now and then. Over the years he travels with many people but loves only upper world. Finally Stig mines a huge vain of silver and with other giants creates a massive mirror that is raised into the sky by a wizard friend of his. After Stig dies, the mirror turns gray to create the moon we see today.
A nice story, nothing fancy or anything.