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9 Jack and the Beanstalk Books to Read Today


9 Jack and the Beanstalk Books to Read Today



Jack and the Beanstalk

by Paul Galdone


Instead of returning from the fair with the goose Old Mother Twaddle told him to buy, her son Jack brings a single bean with magic properties, which grows nearly as high as the sun and which harbors a giant surprise.


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Jack and the Beanstalk

Richard Walker, Niamh Sharkey, Richard Hope


Classic fairy tale retold with sparky originality and lively humor, complemented by fascinatingly offbeat illustrations.


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The Giant and the Beanstalk

Diane Stanley


In this version of the traditional tale, a young giant chases Jack down the beanstalk to rescue his beloved hen and meets other Jacks from various nursery rhymes along the way.




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Mickey and the Beanstalk


This story retells the traditional tale of Jack and the beanstalk with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy playing major roles.


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Jack and the Beanstalk

Katie Daynes


This book is a retelling of a boy who climbed a giant beanstalk and discovered a dangerous world above the clouds.


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Kate and the Beanstalk

Mary Pope Osborne



In this version of the classic tale, a girl climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where she uses her quick wits to outsmart a giant and make her and her mother's fortune.


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Spill the Beans

Sarah Mlynowski


Abby and Jonah take a trip through the magic mirror and finally end up in Jack and the beanstalk(which happens to be Jonah's favorite story ever)--but things soon start to go wrong, and the children have to try and set the tale right, even if it means trading their dog, Prince, for the magic beans, climbing the beanstalk(three times!), and reaching an amicable settlement with the giants (Magnus and Philippa, who are really quite nice), and the sneaky trader, Devin, to get their dog back.


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Jack and the Beanstalk: An Interactive Fairy Tale Adventure

Blake Hoena


In this adventure a giant has to figure out what to do with an annoying human boy named Jack who climbed up a beanstalk: send him back, put him to work, or eat him--and the choice is up to the reader.


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Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries

Mark Teague


In this humorous version of the traditional tale, Jack's magic beanstalk produces so many beans that soon everyone in the village is sick of eating them and mad at Jack, and when he climbs the beanstalk he finds that Mr. Giant is equally fed up with beans-- but fortunately Mrs. Giant suggests a solution to their diet problem.


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