Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff

April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk by Liesl ShurtliffJack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk
Author: Liesl Shurtliff
Genres: Middle Grade Speculative
Format: eBook, Print
Pages: 304
Date: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

All work and no play makes Jack extremely bored. And when Jack gets bored, he makes mischief. It’s not that he’s bad; he just longs for adventure—and there’s nothing adventurous about toiling day and night to grow yucky green stuff.

Adventure finally arrives one day in the form of giants, and soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of slugs the size of sheep, venomous pixies as tall as grown men, and a chatty cook with the biggest mouth Jack has ever seen. There’s giant fun to be had, too: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters…

But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they’ll do anything—even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup—to get it back.


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About Liesl Shurtliff

Liesl Shurtliff

Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT with the mountains for her playground. She now lives in Chicago with her husband, three kids, and a cat named Felix. She loves paradoxes, puns, and pink pigs. Not really the pink pigs. She just really likes alliteration.

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