Young readers are sure to delight in Galdone's version of Jack and the Beanstalk. Lively illustrations and rhythmic storytelling make it perfect for reading aloud with little ones.
Young readers are sure to delight in Galdone’s version of Jack and the Beanstalk. Lively illustrations and rhythmic storytelling make it perfect for reading aloud with little ones.
With a gorgeous cover in keeping with the rest of the Folk Tale Classics series, the story of Jack and his magic bean has never been more irresistible.
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About the Author
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest in 1907. He was the winner of a Caldecott Honor and illustrated more than three hundred books in his lifetime, many of which are classic retellings. There are twelve titles in the Folk Tale Classics series. Galdone is also known for his illustration and retelling of the Gingerbread Boy.
“Here is a verse version, first published in England in 1807, of the well-known Jack and the Beanstalk. The jolly pictures by Galdone can stand up to his other fine creations and hold their own.”-Publisher’s Weekly
“The lively pictures provide just the right accompaniment; the story begins and ends with scenes of folksy domesticity while the suitably loutish monster, roaring and tipping, overspreads several pages in between.”- The Horn Book