The Little Girl Giant will tour Liverpool as she hunts for her lost father.
She's the creation of French theatre company Royal de Luxe.
Liverpool City Council say they are expecting hundreds of thousands to line the streets to watch her and another puppet, which is playing the part of her uncle.
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