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Beanstalk: The Measure of a Giant (Charlesbridge Math Adventures)

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In this new spin on the classic tale, Jack climbs the beanstalk and finds a giant friend. How can Jack and the giant do things together when they are such different sizes? Humorous illustrations clearly show their math problems and how they solve them.
Published by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Anna Venanzi
Beanstalk: The measure of a giant is about a boy who climbs the beanstalk to meet a young giant. Ray and Jack become good friends who play different types of games together. They use ratios to make games work together for both the boy and the giant. They describe the different use of math adventures to understand how math effect your life no matter what it is.

type of book: folklore and intermediate
rating of the book: five stars.I love reading this book because of the creativity of the illustra
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Angela
Best for kids ages 8 and up
Early Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, Narrative Skills

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Jack has a giant problem.
Jack climbs the beanstalk and finds a new friend. But the friend is a giant who is five times his height! They try to play ball, but the ball is almost as big as Jack. Jack's games are the perfect size for him, but are much too small for the giant. How can the two ever play together? When Jack invites his new friend home, he realizes just how big the problem is. Can a 4-foot bo
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Theresa Stadt
Really great book about ratios. Will read again when kids are older, but my 6 year old still enjoyed it.
Celine Parker
This book is a gem; it's a shame that not very many people have read it. It's a great book for children that is a re-telling of Jack and the Beanstalk (there are even some mathematical elements, which is surprisingly FUN!).
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