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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Alan Garner

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

By Alan Garner (Adaptor) , Julek Heller (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 - 9

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-385-30693-8
Publisher: Doubleday

One of the most respected British folklorists and stylists (The Owl Service, 1968, Carnegie Medal; Book of British Fairy Tales, 1985) narrates an old favorite in a muscular, forthright style, more succinct than Joseph Jacobs but equally colorful, building to a satisfyingly embellished final tumble for the giant. Heller's old-fashioned, rather dark illustrations add substance to what a child nurtured on traditional tales might imagine, without being overspecific. An excellent edition. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)