Waynetta and the Cornstalk: A Texas Fairy Tale

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Times sure are tough on the ranch, and Waynetta and her ma can use all the luck they can get. But when Waynetta trades their last longhorn for a handful of so-called magic corn, Ma is none too pleased.

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I have always loved the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.  But when I was a little girl, it seemed to me that all the heroes in stories were boys - they always saved the day.  Girls in fairy tales usually had to be rescued by the handsome prince, and as a fearless, brave little girl, I didn't see why GIRLS couldn't save the day, so when I rewrote Jack and the Beanstalk, I made Jack a spunky little girl named Waynetta.  Language in a story is very important to me, and I think the language is really fun in this retelling, almost as spunky as the little heroine herself.

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Helen Ketteman is the author of more than twenty picture books, including Senorita Gordita, Armadilly Chili, and The Three Little Gators, a 2010 Wanda Gág Award Honor Book. A longtme resident of Texas, she now lives in Sanibel, Florida.

Diane Greenseid has illustrated many books for children, including Teeny Weeny Bop by Margaret Read MacDonald. She lives in Venice, California.

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