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Jack and the Beanstalk: A Folktale (Hardcover)

Jack and the Beanstalk: A Folktale By Nina Töwe, Nina Töwe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nina Töwe, Nina Töwe (Illustrator)
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‘Fee, Fie, Fo, Fum!’ Jack and his mother are so poor they decide to sell their faithful brown cow. But Jack takes only a handful of beans from a stranger in exchange for the animal! His mother is furious but little does she know that these beans are magic and soon will grow into an enormous beanstalk reaching as far as the eye can see. And at the very top lives a terrifying Giant who Jack must outwit to survive. Nina Töwe’s illustrations are inspired by the sixteenth-century paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, best-known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruit, flowers, vegetables and fish.

About the Author

Nina Töwe studied illustration, specializing in children’s books, at the Academy of Applied Arts and Sciences. She now works as a freelance illustrator.

Praise For…

"This volume will work well in storytimes. VERDICT A solid option for . . . libraries looking for an artistic twist to a classic retelling." —Suzanne Myers Harold, School Library Journal

"This large, uniquely illustrated story tells the folktale quite well while remaining true to the traditional storyline . . . . a very nice addition to a folktale collection." —Beverly Combs, School Library Connections

Product Details
ISBN: 9789888341368
ISBN-10: 9888341367
Publisher: minedition
Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
Pages: 38
Language: English