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Title:
Jack and the beanstalk : the graphic novel
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ISBN:
9781434207661

9781434208620
Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Stone Arch Books, ©2009.
Physical Description:
33 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series title(s):
General Note:
"Stone Arch fairy tale"--Cover.
Summary:
"When Jack sells his family's cow for magic beans, his mother is anything but pleased. Soon, however, the beans sprout into a towering beanstalk. It leads to a castle filled with gold and other treasures. Jack's family will be rich, if he can sneak past the man-eating giant"--Amazon.com.
Reading Level:
008-013.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader MG 2.3 .5.

Accelerated Reader AR MG 2.3 0.5 123169.
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Added Uniform Title:
Jack and the beanstalk. English.
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Summary

When Jack sells his family's cow for magic beans, his mother is anything but pleased. Soon, however, the beans sprout into a towering beanstalk. It leads to a castle filled with gold and other treasures. Jack's family will be rich, if he can sneak past the man-eating giant!


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-Two flat, lifeless retellings of traditional fairy tales. In Jack and the Beanstalk, the illustrations do little to enliven the words with the spare use of color and background. In contrast, Hansel and Gretel is wickedly dark and gothic, with characters that have enormous black-ringed eyes. Each book concludes with a history of the story and how it has changed over the years. Many other retellings provide more fulfilling experiences.-Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Kearns Library, UT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Frequent children's graphic novelist Blake A. Hoena (Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 2008; Ooze Slingers from Outer Space, 2007) offers this new version of the oft-told classic. He elegantly simplifies and streamlines an already fast-paced tale, producing a very crisp version. This allows Ricardo Tercio (Spider-Man Fairy Tales, 2007) to imbue the story with multiple levels through his flexible figures and somber palette. The giant, with his blazing orange eyes and angry, malleable face, presents an age-appropriate sense of menace, and Jack exudes the energy of a young boy, always poised for action even when sitting still. With just a dash of slapstick humor and the tale's inherent suspense, this is a grand opportunity to introduce young kids to the graphic format through a story they are already familiar with; those who already follow their favorite superheroes in comics will see the vast range of possibilities in sequential art. To help with classroom use, there is a glossary, brief history of the tale, discussion questions, writing prompts, and suggested Internet sites.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2008 Booklist