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Jack and the Bean Pie - HC
Jack and the Bean Pie - HC
Jack and the Bean Pie - HC
9780778704416 | Back Ordered
Jack is very poor but an expert at making bean pies. One day he meets a very hungry giant, who, luckily, does not like the taste of people.

Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: G
Binding: Hardcover
Series: Tadpoles: Fairytale Twists
Author(s): Laura North

Size: 5 ¾″ × 8 ¼″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 2.4
Dewey: [E]
Lexile: 460L
Copyright: 2014

Jack and the Bean Pie

“Jack’s zany adventures serve up a solid addition to collections of twists to traditional fairy tales.” - SLJ, 08/14 “Young readers will be able to pick out the similarities and differences in plot and characterization. While this is not the instructive and gruesome fairy tale found in the original version of Jack the Giantkiller, parents will appreciate the more subtle messages in this story. The giants make a healthy choice to eat vegetables, Jack and the giant have a relationship based on teamwork rather than intimidation, and Jack chooses to work with his situation rather than steal and kill... The full-colour illustrations are done in a style reminiscent of Quentin Blake. The giants are illustrated simply as larger humans rather than scary villains. The print is larger for beginning readers, and the publisher has included two puzzles for comprehension: one for sequencing and one to match dialogue with illustrations. Reading prompts are provided for read-alouds and shared reading experiences.” -CM Magazine, 04/14