Richard Walker Jack and the Beanstalk

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Jack and the Beanstalk

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The cupboards are bare, so Jack's mum sends him to market to sell Daisy the cow. On the way, Jack bumps into a funny little man who offers him six bewitched beans - but the man has lost the instructions for them. Jack loves nothing better than magic and adventure, so he swaps Daisy for the beans and sets off home. And this is just the beginning of his story. This is a classic story that should be part of every child's collection can now also travel with them in the form of a story CD.

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Oh, that interminable, lovable dunderhead Jack. With nothing left in the cupboard, his mother sends him out to sell the cow, and what does Jack return with? That's right. Six puny beans. Magic beans, according to the funny little man who made the trade with Jack. In a huff, Jack's mom tosses them out the window. The rest is history. A beanstalk grows to the sky; Jack climbs to the land of the clouds; a goose lays golden eggs; a giant rages, "Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!"... you may know the story, but you've never seen a version like this before!

Professional storyteller Richard Walker retells the classic tale with an extra measure of nonsense and rakish humor, as when the bean barterer explains that although he knows the beans are magic, he's not quite sure what they do: he's lost the instructions for them. Award-winning illustrator Niamh Sharkey presents unique, quirky images of Jack and the rest of the gang that will quickly replace any traditional mental pictures readers may have been nursing until now. This creative team has laid a golden egg. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Richard Walker was a professional storyteller who told his tales at a variety of venues from folk festivals, schools and theatres to private homes. He was also a freelance broadcaster and editor of Fact and Fiction, the storyteller's magazine.Richard Hope is a British TV actor who starred in ITV's MIT: Murder Investigation Team as DS Barry Purvis, as well in a number of other dramas like BBC1's A Touch of Frost, and ITV's Heartbeat and Poirot. He also narrates The Barefoot Book of Pirates (HB w/CD: 9781846862366; PB w/CD: 9781841482484).Niamh Sharkey is the 1999 winner of the prestigious Books for Children Mother Goose Award for best new illustrator. She is also the winner of the 1999 Bisto Award, the Irish award for best illustrator. She lives in Dublin, Ireland. Niamh has also worked with Barefoot Books on Tales from Old Ireland (HB w/CD: 9781902283852; PB w/ CD: 9781905236039) and Tales of Wisdom and Wonder (HB w/CD: 9781846862427; PB w/CD: 9781905236831).

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