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When a scientist named Jack takes some seeds into his laboratory, a massive beanstalk sprouts overnight and breaks through the roof, attracting television news crews, fighter planes, a satellite, and even a menacing monster from space
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ll color. When a scientist named Jack brings his garden into the laboratory, anything can happen--and does. Overnight, a massive beanstalk breaks through the roof, shooting for the sky and attracting the attention of television crews, fighter planes, a satellite, and even a space monster. Finally, the animals on earth decide enough is enough and gnaw at the beanstalk's roots, ending its threat to the world and all living creatures. "Wildsmith's vividly colored, double-page paintings embellish this simply told story that demonstrates how the importance of caring about the Earth and the potential danger of trying to improve on Mother Nature."--School Library Journal.From Publishers Weekly:
In their fifth collaboration, the British team revisits the famous beanstalk for a postmodern, politically correct fable. Professor Jack, a scientist, makes the mistake of messing with Mother Nature. In an effort to speed the growth of his garden, he concocts a chemical fertilizer, but the experiment runs awry when a "meanstalk" stoked on steroids bursts through his laboratory rooftop into the ozone. Soon, the fearsome foliage begins to block the sun. A number of story elements--including a media blitz and a monster from outerspace--are yanked from the plot in a sorely anticlimactic conclusion. But the psychedelic, Pucci-esque illustrations more than compensate: kaleidoscopic patterns blast off of the best pages. Brian Wildsmith, a recipient of the Kate Greenaway Medal, and his daughter create a candyland world, where Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band would feel right at home. Ages 4-8.
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Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0679858105
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0679858105
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110679858105