Jack and the Beanstalk (Juan y los Frijoles Magicos)

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Carol Ottolenghi has written nonfiction and fiction books for adults and children for almost 20 years. In 1996, she won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Magazine Merit Honor Award. One of her stories was selected for Best of the Children's Market by the Institute of Children's Literature. She currently lives in Ohio.

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Overview

Carol Ottolenghi has written nonfiction and fiction books for adults and children for almost 20 years. In 1996, she won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Magazine Merit Honor Award. One of her stories was selected for Best of the Children's Market by the Institute of Children's Literature. She currently lives in Ohio.

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Children's Literature
Jack's mother asks him to sell the cow because their finances are exhausted. Along the way to the market, Jack decides to sell the family cow for a handful of magic beans. In frustration his mother tosses them out the window. Being magic beans, they do indeed grow to a fantastic height. Jack climbs the beanstalk and faces the giantess and her husband. He takes a bag of gold coins. Warned not to go again, Jack can't resist and on this trip he takes the goose that lays golden eggs. Although severely warned by his mother, Jack makes yet another trip and takes the magic singing harp, who alerts her master to the theft. Jack and his mother chop down the beanstalk, killing the giant, and live very happily ever after. In this version the author makes it clear that the giant had stolen things from the family and killed the father, so Jack is merely retrieving what is rightfully his. The version of this fairy/morality tale is the one I remember hearing as a child and it will probably stand up better than most versions. A "Brighter Child Keepsake Story." 2002, McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing,
— Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780769638164
  • Publisher: School Specialty Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Brighter Child Keepsake Stories Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 297,536
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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Carol Ottolenghi has written nonfiction and fiction books for adults and children for almost 20 years. In 1996, she won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Magazine Merit Honor Award. One of her stories was selected for Best of the Children's Market by the Institute of Children's Literature. She currently lives in Ohio.

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  • Posted January 4, 2012

    Its OK

    This book was OK, I remember loving this story as a child and I don't know it its the illustrations in this book but neither my daughter nor me liked it as much. We read a story every night, and I bought other titles from this collection after purchasing the Little Red Ridding Hood, which is awesome by the way. However, this title in particular is not one of our favorites.

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