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Jack and the beanstalk Hardcover – January 1, 1985

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Atheneum; 1st American ed edition (1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689311745
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689311741
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,796,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 1-3 Jack, the not-too-bright, brash young man who sells his cow for beans, foils a giant and gains great wealth in the process, is back again. All of the elements of the English tale are here: Jack's sale of Milky White to a strange little man; the magical growth of an enormous beanstalk; one chorus of "Fee-fi-fo-fum," etc.; three trips up the stalk to strip the giant of his sack of gold, the hen who lays golden eggs and the harp of gold; and finally Jack's hasty trip down and the giant's unceremonious demise. DeRegniers explains that all of the items Jack steals from the giant once belonged to his father, a fact which Joseph Jacobs in English Folk and Fairy Tales (Putnam, 1904; o.p.) chose to omit. Here, though, the tale is retold in verse with a predictable pattern and rhyme which is sometimes broken by an extended line. It does, however, lend itself to being read aloud and could be used for dramatization with children (as a play or a choral reading). Cartoon-like watercolors in soft colors race through the pages to add movement and humor to the text. Maria B. Salvadore, District of Columbia Public Library
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tara on March 12, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is a new version of the story we all know. It tells about how Jack got the magic beans. When Jack comes home with the "magic" beans, his mother is disappionted. She ends up throwing them out the window. Jack awakes the next day to find the beanstalk. What happens next? Read this outstanding book to find out.
I found this book to be very good. From that boring old tale we all know, it turned into interesting rhymes. The full color illustrations add to this thrilling tale. If you and your child are looking for an adventurous story, this is it!
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