Jack the Giant Killer

Jack the Giant Killer

by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Anne Wilsdorf

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 In simple, humorous verse, de Regniers tells a well-known folktale about ``A boy named Jack. /He's small but brave,'' and ``A giant who likes /To rant and rave.'' Accompanied by ``other useful information about giants,'' and drawing much of its richness from Wilsdorf's whimsical illustrations, this is a great little volume to add to collections of folktales for the young. It is definitely a ``read-aloud'' book; however, the verse is uneven in places, making pre-story hour practice a necessity. Once the story has been read, the detail of the illustrations, particularly those which accompany the section, ``People who believed in Giants used to say. . . ,'' will keep children fascinated for hours. The illustrations are mostly two-page layouts with very little print per page, and color reproduction is excellent. In minature, this little picture book is somewhat reminiscent of Huygen's best-selling Gnomes (Abrams, 1977) .Constance A. Mellon, Department of Library & Information Studies, East Carolina Univ . , Greenville, N.C.

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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