Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!: The Story of Jack and the Beanstalk as Told by the Giant

Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!: The Story of Jack and the Beanstalk as Told by the Giant

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by Eric Braun
     
 

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OF COURSE you think I was the bad guy, terrifying poor little Jack. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...

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OF COURSE you think I was the bad guy, terrifying poor little Jack. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
The giant from the folk tale Jack and the Beanstalk finally reveals the true story! He explains that he does not have an easy time due to humans. Jack does not fool this giant even though Jack thinks he is hiding in the giant's house; the giant can smell him. Jack has the nerve to steal some gold while the giant naps. Jack tricks the giant again when he tries to steal the goose which lays the golden egg. Jack appears for a third time and the giant is really angry. He listens to his lovely gold harp play music which Jack takes and then goes down a big beanstalk. After falling from the beanstalk, the giant decides he needs to give up on Jack. It may take another book to find out if the giant returns to get his stolen things or not. This story could be similar to Szcieska's True Story of the Three Little Pigs except this tale is not as clever nor is it as well-illustrated. In some cases, it tries too hard to be funny for early elementary readers and in some cases; it assumes readers already know the story and leaves out important details. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404870505
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Other Side of the Story Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
179,069
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Braun has written more than one hundred books for kids and teens, including many about sports. He coaches youth baseball and soccer, has two sports-loving sons, and has suffered many disappointments as a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Twins.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1975, Cristian Bernardini is a graphic designer and a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires. Currently Cristian does design work and illustration for various studios and publishers, as well as developments in the field of animation for both television media and media in general.

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Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!: The Story of Jack and the Beanstalk as Told by the Giant 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter absolutely love this book. She runs around the house screaming "fi fy fo fum." However, this is not a traditional Jack and the Beanstalk, so I bought the common story as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago