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Jim and the Beanstalk
     

Jim and the Beanstalk

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by Raymond Briggs
 

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What if Jack wasn't the only one to climb the beanstalk? Raymond Briggs brings a new generation to an old tale with humor, math, and imagination.

After discovering a beanstalk growing outside of his window one morning, Jim decides to do what any person in a similar situation would do—he climbs it. At the top he finds the unexpected: a castle and

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What if Jack wasn't the only one to climb the beanstalk? Raymond Briggs brings a new generation to an old tale with humor, math, and imagination.

After discovering a beanstalk growing outside of his window one morning, Jim decides to do what any person in a similar situation would do—he climbs it. At the top he finds the unexpected: a castle and a giant in need of a friend. Children and adults alike will enjoy this fresh take on a classic story. 

“In what could be called a sure read to success, Raymond Briggs projects a proven favorite into the new generation . . . It is a gigantic delight.”—The New York Times 

“A look at what might have happened if there had been a second trip up the beanstalk . . . Magical.”—Publishers Weekly

“A sprightly sequel . . . Silly and engaging with humorous illustrations.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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“In what could be called a sure read to success, Raymond Briggs projects a proven favorite into the new generation . . . It is a gigantic delight.”—The New York Times 

“A look at what might have happened if there had been a second trip up the beanstalk . . . Magical.”—Publishers Weekly

“A sprightly sequel . . . Silly and engaging with humorous illustrations.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this clever sequel to the familiar story, Jim helps the formerly fearsome giant who has grown old and infirm. Ages 3-7. (May)
Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
Jim finds a beanstalk outside his window and climbs to the top. After he reaches the clouds and enters a big castle, he has breakfast with a far-sighted, toothless, hairless giant who is too old to eat little boys. Jim decides to help the giant by fetching him a new pair of glasses (so he can read books), some new false teeth (so he can chew food), and a fancy red wig (so he can look young again). After the giant celebrates his new appearance, he sends Jim down the beanstalk and tells him to chop it down (because he could no longer fight the temptation of eating Jim with his new teeth). After the beanstalk falls, the giant rewards Jim with a gold coin and a thank you letter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698115774
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
375,138
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Raymond Briggs is one of the most successful picture book creators of our time. His books include classics such as Father ChristmasThe Snowman and Fungus the Bogeyman. Several of his books have been televised and When the Wind Blows has also been staged as theater. Raymond Briggs lives in Sussex. Raymond Briggs has twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration. His book titled Ug was the winner of the Smarties Silver Award.

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Jim And The Beanstalk (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A modern twist on the popular fairy tale, Jim is a helpful boy to a Giant who has "lost his edge". Great lesson on being helpful with a little bit of math thrown in for good "measure".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago