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Look Out, Jack! The Giant Is Back!

Look Out, Jack! The Giant Is Back!

Fall 2001 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Tom Birdseye
Illustrator: Will Hillenbrand
ISBN: 0-8234-1450-7
Hardcover Price: $16.95
This wacky sequel to Jack and the Beanstalk brings us to the late giant's big brother, bent on recovering his sibling's bags of gold, hen that lays golden eggs, and harp that plays itself. Since he is "twice the size . . . ten times as nasty, and ugly as slug pie," it looks as though the odds are in his favor, but don't count on it. Artist Will Hillenbrand's daffy illustrations are a perfect match for Tom Birdseye's words, and he somehow contrives to make the villainous new giant almost lovable. Kids will enjoy this suspense-filled romp.
Selma G. Lanes   ©2001 Parents' Choice

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