Describes Jack, who meets a strange old man who takes his cow Daisy in exchange for five magic beans. Jack plants his beans, and next morning he sees an enormous beanstalk, on which he discovers a huge castle belonging to a giant, and a goose that lays golden eggs. Jack must capture the goose but the terrifying giant senses him. Will he escape?
Jack and his mother are very poor and with heavy hearts decide to sell their cow, Daisy. But on his way to market Jack meets a strange old man who takes Daisy in exchange for five magic beans. His mother is horrified! Under the full moon, Jack plants his beans, and the next morning he sees an enormous beanstalk. Full of curiosity, he climbs up and discovers a huge castle. He sneaks in unseen and realizes the castle belongs to a giant. By the table in the vast room is a magic goose that unwillingly lays golden eggs for her master and is desperate to be set free. Jack must find a way to capture the goose but the giant is terrifying and has already sensed him in the room - fee, fi, fo, fum! Will he escape? This lively retelling has a truly classic feel, incorporating everyone's favourite details.
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Jack and the Beanstalk by Ian Beck
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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