Jack and the Seven Deadly Giants
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Jack and the Seven Deadly Giants

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A reinvention of a favorite folktale hero
Ever since he was abandoned on a miller's doorstep as a noisy infant, Jack's been saddled with the reputation of village bad boy. When real trouble arrives -- in the form of seven deadly giants roaming the countryside - Jack is blamed. "Bad attracts bad," the village preacher warns his frightened flock. Jack believes it, too. Worri...more
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Published May 10th 2004 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I enjoyed this one with its clever equation of each giant to one of the seven deadly sins. Can't quite figure out which sin Tickle-Wickle represented-- lust?
Roxanne Hsu Feldman
This is one of the more successful read-aloud titles with my 4th graders for quite a few years now.
Judith
Aug 28, 2007 Judith rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of fairy tales and fables
Shelves: childrensfiction
Wonderfully comic take on both fairy tale tropes and the seven deadly sins.
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