The traditional tale retold by the author of "The Weirdstone of Brisingamen", "Elidor", "Red Shift", "A Bag of Moonshine" and "The Owl Service". The author won the Carnegie Medal in 1968.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2. While libraries may long for a new version of Jack and the Beanstalk, this isn't it. Wells adds a father snatched and hidden in the giant's cellar, subtracts Jack's theft of the giant's gold, exchanges the giant's helpful wife for a cook, and omits the "Fee, fi, fo, fum" verse. No explanation of this tale's provenance or notes suggest the liberties the reteller has taken with this traditional story, and readers who know it are likely to be confused. The open format looks inviting to emerging readers but expressions such as "thick as a brick," "skivvied down," or "lurching through the pillowy clouds" take the text out of the realm of beginning readers. While Messenger's precise renderings on heavy cream-colored paper and decorated endpapers lend elegance, the traditional story has been better delivered in versions by Lorinda Bryan Cauley (Putnam, 1983; o.p.) and Steven Kellogg (Morrow, 1991).?Susan Hepler, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA
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