It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk (It's Not a Fairy Tale #1)

by Josh Funk (Author) Edwardian Taylor (Illustrator)

It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk (It's Not a Fairy Tale #1)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Jack is not fond of the bossy narrator of his fairy tale! When Jack is told to trade his beloved cow Bessie for some magic beans, throw the beans out the window, climb the enormous beanstalk that sprouts overnight, and steal from a giant, he decides this fairy tale is getting out of control. In fact, he doesn't want to follow the story line at all. Who says Jack needs to enter a life of daring, thievery, and giant trickery? He takes his story into his own hands--and you'll never guess what happens next!

With laugh-out-loud dialogue and bold, playful art (including hidden fairy tale creatures for kids to find), this Jack and the Beanstalk retelling will have children rolling with laughter till Bessie the cow comes home.


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Kirkus Reviews

All’s well that ends well in this fractured tale of a boy who knows a thing or two about self-determination.

Hornbook Guide to Children

Taylor's cartoony digital illustrations enhance the humor and feature lots of recognizable fairy-tale characters.

ALA/Booklist

In the land of fractured fairy tales, Jack and Fred hold their own.

Josh Funk
Josh Funk is the co-creator of the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, including Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, The Case of the Stinky Stench, Mission Defrostable, Short & Sweet, and The Great Caper Caper. His other works include, How to Code a Sandcastle, Lost in the Library, Albie Newton, and more. Josh lives in Massachusetts and invites you to learn more about him by visiting joshfunkbooks.com.

Brendan Kearney is the co-creator of the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, including Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, The Case of the Stinky Stench, Mission Defrostable, Short & Sweet, and The Great Caper Caper. Brendan also is the author-illustrator of Forest, The Night the Moon Went Missing, and Fish. He currently lives in the UK with his family and invites you to learn more about him by visiting brendandraws.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781542045650
Lexile Measure
550L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Two Lions
Publication date
September 20, 2017
Series
It's Not a Fairy Tale
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV012040 - Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | Adaptations
JUV020000 - Juvenile Fiction | Interactive Adventures
Library of Congress categories
Humorous stories
Characters in literature
Fairy tales
Giants

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