The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk

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Fairy tale fans will give a GIANT cheer for this funny retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk from the New York Times Bestselling author of Rump and Red !

All his life, Jack has longed for an adventure, so when giants turn up in the neighbor's cabbage patch, he is thrilled! Soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of super-sized fun: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters. . . .
But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they'll do anything--even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup--to get it back.

"Liesl Shurtliff has the uncanny ability to make magical worlds feel utterly real, and the best part is: you don't even need a beanstalk to visit them ." --Tim Federle, author of Better Nate than Ever

"A delightful story of family, perseverance, and courage. " --Booklist
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780385755795
Characteristics: 296 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jul 05, 2015

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violet_pony_296 Jun 03, 2017

awesome book! luv how they twisted the plot of jack and the beanstalk and added in other characters like thumbelina. also luv the perspective of how jack and everyone else in his village were convinced that the humans were giants since they were really elves! a must read for anybody who likes fairy tales!


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