Jack and the Beanstalk (Jack & the Beanstalk)

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9780316375795: Jack and the Beanstalk (Jack & the Beanstalk)

The classic fairy tale of an adventurous boy, some magic beans and a giant is here retold by John Howe, who also illustrates the story using interesting perspectives and arresting characters.

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Kindergarten-Grade 4-- A dramatically illustrated story that sets Jack in a rainy, dark England in the late Middle Ages. Howe's vivid two-page spreads fill the pages , while the text is inset in framed white space with, usually, a smaller illustration that advances the action. He contrasts Jack's thatched hovel and ragged tunic with the bright cloud country with its towering, turreted castle and almost dandified, armorclad giant. Howe's retelling, however, is somewhat mundane. The magic hen episode precedes that of the gold coins--a less logical sequence since the hen's inexhaustible supply of eggs eliminates the need for the coins. Compared to Pearson's recent retelling (S. & S., 1989) in which Jack "felt the beanstalk lurch and shudder, and knew that the Ogre was following him," Howe's version seems flat--He "could hear the giant climbing slowly down after him." Jack's popularity with young readers is such that many libraries will want to have both books, but Pearson's version, while not as illustratively impressive, will be more useful. --Louise L. Sherman, Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ
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From Publishers Weekly:

A vividly illustrated version of a classic English fairy tale. Howe, who recently produced a version of Rip Van Winkle , is a better illustrator than he is a writer, and yet his paintings here are so arresting that the text's deficiencies are easy to ignore. The book unfolds in a series of dramatic two-page spreads. The text, set off in a box, often includes an additional illustration that directly relates to the action. Most impressive in these detailed full-color paintings are the varying visual perspectives that underscore the twists of the familiar tale, and admirably communicate the magic of the beans, the hen, the gold and the singing harp. Jack's beanstalk fairly towers over clouds and countryside, the castle is cold and forbidding, and the terrifying giant looms over the frightened, hidden Jack. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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