Clever Jack Takes the Cake

Clever Jack Takes the Cake


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Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming, G. Brian Karas

Take a bite out of this deliciously funny original fairy tale, which received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book of the Year by Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and the Bank Street College of Education.

What would you do if you were invited to the princess’s tenth birthday party but didn’t have money for a gift? Well, clever Jack decides to bake the princess a cake.

Now he just has to get it to the castle in one piece. What could possibly go wrong?

Candace Fleming and G. Brian Karas, creators of the bestselling picture book Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, have teamed up again to bring us a modern fairy tale starring a determined boy and a story-loving princess with a good sense of humor. While girls will fall for a story featuring a princess’s birthday party, Jack’s adventures with trolls, bears, and gypsies make this the perfect read for young boys as well—and ideal for storytime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375849794
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 278,395
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Candace Fleming is the clever author of The Great and Only Barnum, a Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year; The Lincolns, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Ben Franklin’s Almanac and Our Eleanor, both ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Books. Her books also include Imogene’s Last Stand, Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, Gabriella’s Song, and the Aesop Elementary School series. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois. You can visit her at

G. Brian Karas is the prolific, versatile, and acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, including How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara, winner of a Christopher Award; Are You Going to Be Good? by Cari Best, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming, an ALA-ALSC Notable Book; and Home on the Bayou: A Cowboy’s Story, which he also wrote and which received the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. Visit him at

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Clever Jack Takes the Cake 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Rita_Lot More than 1 year ago
Clever Jack is a great tale that intertwines classic folktales and nursery rhymes to tell the story of a young boy on a quest to deliver the best birthday present to the fair princess. A great story that can be used in a variety of ways. Great for just simple enjoyment through a read aloud. For getting kids thinking about the text, reread the classics versions. The illustrations help describe the setting, help set the tone and capture the story perfectly.
sherri78 More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my 5.5 year old nephew for Christmas, I did not read it but my daughter that is the same age wanted to keep it, and the pictures in it make me want to. I think he is going to love it.
Kate_Narita More than 1 year ago
This book is a new classic, and it should be an integral part of every fairy tale unit.