Jim and the Beanstalk

Jim and the Beanstalk

by Raymond Briggs


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What if Jack wasn't the only one to climb the beanstalk? Raymond Briggs brings a new generation to an old tale with humor, math, and imagination.

After discovering a beanstalk growing outside of his window one morning, Jim decides to do what any person in a similar situation would do—he climbs it. At the top he finds the unexpected: a castle and a giant in need of a friend. Children and adults alike will enjoy this fresh take on a classic story. 

“In what could be called a sure read to success, Raymond Briggs projects a proven favorite into the new generation . . . It is a gigantic delight.”—The New York Times 

“A look at what might have happened if there had been a second trip up the beanstalk . . . Magical.”—Publishers Weekly

“A sprightly sequel . . . Silly and engaging with humorous illustrations.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698115774
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/28/1997
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 122,749
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Raymond Briggs is one of the most successful picture book creators of our time. His books include classics such as Father ChristmasThe Snowman and Fungus the Bogeyman. Several of his books have been televised and When the Wind Blows has also been staged as theater. Raymond Briggs lives in Sussex. Raymond Briggs has twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration. His book titled Ug was the winner of the Smarties Silver Award.

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Jim And The Beanstalk (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ezwicky on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jim climbs up a beanstalk, and finds an old, disheartened giant still sulky about what Jack did to him. Jim helps him out. In the American version, the giant then warns him to leave before the giant decides to eat him; in the British version, the giant just starts contemplating eating him and Jim flees. Either way, he ends up both chopping down the beanstalk and getting a reward for his good deeds. A very Briggs take on the tale.
slovepb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Twist on the classic. The boy up the bean stalk is Jim not Jack and the gient needs soem things - glasses, teeth and a wig.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A modern twist on the popular fairy tale, Jim is a helpful boy to a Giant who has "lost his edge". Great lesson on being helpful with a little bit of math thrown in for good "measure".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago