Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.468088
Fairy tale fans will give a GIANT cheer for this funny retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk from the New York Times Bestselling author of Rump and Red!

All his life, Jack has longed for an adventure, so when giants turn up in the neighbor's cabbage patch, he is thrilled! Soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of super-sized fun: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters. . . .
But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they’ll do anything—even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup—to get it back.

“Liesl Shurtliff has the uncanny ability to make magical worlds feel utterly real, and the best part is: you don’t even need a beanstalk to visit them.” —Tim Federle, author of Better Nate than Ever

"A delightful story of family, perseverance, and courage." —Booklist


From the Hardcover edition.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published on January 5, 2016 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0385755821
ISBN-13: 9780385755825
3 Book Reviews
  • prettygurll
    prettygurllalmost 2 years
    Awesome book! I REALLY recommend it to you! :)
    • Si yue boon 365almost 3 years
      It’s a really good book, you know.
      • raymond321
        raymond321over 4 years22 stars
        Not a so bad book just because it has a kinda too simple story and It has a lot of other books from this.