Jack the Giant Killer

Jack the Giant Killer

by Richard Doyle, Richard Doyle
     
 

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The story of Jack, the intrepid boy whose courage and ingenuity defeated a host of many-headed giants, has been told to children for hundreds of years. In 1842, when he was just 18, Richard Doyle, whose natural talent for draftsmanship was matched by imaginative invention and a passion for legend and the grotesque, created a picture-book version of Jack the Giant

Overview

The story of Jack, the intrepid boy whose courage and ingenuity defeated a host of many-headed giants, has been told to children for hundreds of years. In 1842, when he was just 18, Richard Doyle, whose natural talent for draftsmanship was matched by imaginative invention and a passion for legend and the grotesque, created a picture-book version of Jack the Giant Killer, with hand-written text and a watercolor within a pictorial border decorating every page. It has remained one of the most beloved versions of this timeless tale.In this new Everyman's edition, Doyle's vivid, wonderfully engaging illustrations have been enlarged and the text has been given greater legibility. It is a book that will satisfy both the child's delight in scariness, wonder, and magic, and the collector's pleasure in classic Victorian illustration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375410703
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Doyle (1824-1883) was a notable illustrator of the Victorian era. He lived in London, England.

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