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Jack and the Beanstalk
     

Jack and the Beanstalk

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by Carol Ottolenghi
 

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In this beloved tale, Jack watches in amazement as his magic beans grow into a beanstalk that reaches beyond the clouds! Children will eagerly continue reading to see whether Jack can sneak past a hungry giant to rescue the golden harp. --Between the pages of the Brighter Child(R) Keepsake Stories books are the classic tales of magic, imagination, and inspiration that

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In this beloved tale, Jack watches in amazement as his magic beans grow into a beanstalk that reaches beyond the clouds! Children will eagerly continue reading to see whether Jack can sneak past a hungry giant to rescue the golden harp. --Between the pages of the Brighter Child(R) Keepsake Stories books are the classic tales of magic, imagination, and inspiration that will delight children again and again. From the hard-working Red Hen to the foolish Gingerbread Man, these stories will capture children's interest and spark their imagination page after page, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading. Each book includes 32 pages of fresh, captivating illustrations, and measures 8" x 8".

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Children's Literature
Jack's mother asks him to sell the cow because their finances are exhausted. Along the way to the market, Jack decides to sell the family cow for a handful of magic beans. In frustration his mother tosses them out the window. Being magic beans, they do indeed grow to a fantastic height. Jack climbs the beanstalk and faces the giantess and her husband. He takes a bag of gold coins. Warned not to go again, Jack can't resist and on this trip he takes the goose that lays golden eggs. Although severely warned by his mother, Jack makes yet another trip and takes the magic singing harp, who alerts her master to the theft. Jack and his mother chop down the beanstalk, killing the giant, and live very happily ever after. In this version the author makes it clear that the giant had stolen things from the family and killed the father, so Jack is merely retrieving what is rightfully his. The version of this fairy/morality tale is the one I remember hearing as a child and it will probably stand up better than most versions. A "Brighter Child Keepsake Story." 2002, McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing,
— Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781624428821
Publisher:
Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/29/2013
Series:
Keepsake Stories
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
194,754
File size:
14 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Carol Ottolenghi has written nonfiction and fiction books for adults and children for almost 20 years. In 1996, she won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Magazine Merit Honor Award. One of her stories was selected for Best of the Children's Market by the Institute of Children's Literature. She currently lives in Ohio.

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Jack and the Beanstalk 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gavina More than 1 year ago
This book was OK, I remember loving this story as a child and I don't know it its the illustrations in this book but neither my daughter nor me liked it as much. We read a story every night, and I bought other titles from this collection after purchasing the Little Red Ridding Hood, which is awesome by the way. However, this title in particular is not one of our favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of Jack and the Beanstalk is a variation of every dream every child in the world has - Have good luck and get rich quick. I loved this book as a kid and now my kid loves it as well, since it has sadness, then opportunity, then intrigue, then terror, and then finally achievement and happiness. All of the ingredients of a great story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
jack sells his cow for magic beans. the beans grow into a bean stock that reaches to the clouds. there is a giant that tries to eat him. the story ends well with the boy getting magical things from the giant