Trust me, Jack's beanstalk stinks! : the story of Jack and the beanstalk as told by the giant / by Eric Braun ; illustrated by Cristian Bernardini.

By: Braun, Eric, 1971-Contributor(s): Bernardini, Cristian, 1975- [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Other side of the story: Publisher: Mankato, Minn. : Picture Window Books, ©2012Description: 24 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781404866751; 1404866752; 9781404870505; 1404870504; 9781479519422; 1479519421Subject(s): Fairy tales | Humorous stories | Jack and the beanstalk (Tale) -- Adaptations -- Juvenile fiction | Giants -- Folklore -- Juvenile fiction | Folklore -- England -- Juvenile fiction | Fairy tales | Humorous stories | Fractured fairy tales -- Juvenile fiction | Fairy tales | Humorous stories | Fairy tales | Humorous fictionGenre/Form: Fairy tales. | Fairy tales. | Humorous fiction. | Humorous fiction. | Picture books for children.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ8.B6732 | Tr 2012Summary: The giant tells what really happened when Jack kept climbing up the beanstalk and sneaking into his house.
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The giant tells what really happened when Jack kept climbing up the beanstalk and sneaking into his house.

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Gr 1-3-These retellings of classic tales illustrate the concept of "point of view." They acknowledge and play on reader expectations: "People think it's easy being a giant." "The wicked stepmother? Not true. It's just another one of Cinderella's wild stories." Glib, colloquial texts and bright, cartoon-style illustrations create an ironic, knowing atmosphere. While it's an amusing trick, and makes a good teaching tool, the power of the original stories is lost in translation. These titles do not stand alone as literature as does Jon Scieszka's The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! (Viking, 1989), but will be welcomed in creative-writing classes. End matter includes questions on how point of view changes the story, suggested reading, and (somewhat vague) instructions for accessing more information online.-Heidi Estrin, Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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