A Bean, a Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack

A Bean, a Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack

Illustrated by: William Joyce and Kenny Callicutt
For Ages: 3 - 6
When a king’s pinky grows stinky, it is up to a smallish boy and a smallish pea to come up with a GIANT plan to save the kingdom—a fractured fairy tale from William Joyce and Moonbot Studios, the masterminds who brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

You might think you know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but you might want to think again. In this fairy tale with a twist, it hasn’t rained in days and the king has dictated that something must be done—his royal pinky is getting stinky! With a little magic from a wizard, young Jack, paired with his pea pod pal, will find a GIANT reason as to why there’s no water left in the kingdom...and prove that size doesn’t prevent anyone from doing something BIG.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 56 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442473508 | 
  • October 2014 | 
  • Grades P - 1
List Price $10.99
Available on or around October 7, 2014

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"A fabulous recapturing of an old, real fairytale world. Dark. Mysterious. Stunning!" --MAURICE SENDAK, Caldecott-winning creator of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

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