Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

by Paul Galdone
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Jack and the Beanstalk by Paul Galdone

A verse version of the tale first published in England in 1807. "This spirited and broadly comic version will be a welcome addition to fairy tale collections and to the picture book hour." -- School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899190853
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/28/1982
Series: Paul Galdone Classics Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 330,152
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.

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"Here is a verse version, first published in England in 1807, of the well-known Jack and the Beanstalk. The jolly pictures by Galdone can stand up to his other fine creations and hold their own."-Publisher's Weekly

"The lively pictures provide just the right accompaniment; the story begins and ends with scenes of folksy domesticity while the suitably loutish monster, roaring and tipping, overspreads several pages in between."- The Horn Book

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Jack and the Beanstalk 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LibraryLou More than 1 year ago
Paul Galdone is a master of creating readable fairy tales for new readers. Librarians and 1st and 2nd grade teachers have know this for decades.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago