In a last ditch attempt to save his family from poverty, Jack, a chicken thief who would go to great lengths to avoid his chores, sets out to sell a cow. What he receives sets him down a path that takes him far beyond giants and golden eggs. In this refreshing take on the classic beanstalk tale, Jack outwits wizards, mingles with kings, and stares down the very forces of nature on his journey to find his destiny. Padegimas lends Jack a charming voice, peppered with plenty of humor, adventure, and a dash of magic. Beanstalk and Beyond will delight fantasy readers readers of all ages.