Monday, June 24, 2013

Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!

Submitted by Ms. Sara!
Eric Braun’s Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks! is a retelling of the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, told from the giant’s point of view. There are lots of interesting things to learn about giants from this book. For example, did you know that "Fee, fi, fo, fum" can mean "Go on home now. I promise I won’t eat you?" Or that giants have trouble finding shoes that fit? And humans--don’t even get a giant started on humans--they’re “a real pain,” laughing behind your back and calling you names. One human in particular, Jack, has become a big problem for the giant. Jack is hiding in the giant’s house and stealing his gold, his goose, and his harp. The nerve! What will the giant do? Try reading this story in conjunction with a classic version of "Jack and the Beanstalk" and compare and contrast the two. How does the point of view change the story? See this book listed in our catalog

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