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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
Published May 10th 2004 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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All the villagers said that Jack was a bad boy, so when rumors spread of giants living in the land, they blamed Jack. Jack leaves town with a cow as his transport. Along his travels he encounters and tricks seven giants until by tricking the Green Queen, her spells die with her and the cow returns to her original form: as Jack's long-lost mother and former princess, now the Queen. The giants represent the seven deadly sins: sloth, gluttony, anger, lust, greed, pride and envy (with lust depicted ...more
Feb 17, 2016 Cassie rated it it was amazing
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This is one of the best books I have read with the kids. The ending left them so excited that they are still mentioning it. I think this is a wonderful book to get kids excited about reading and the ways stories can be told. Definitely recommend this book to anyone with a young reader.
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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?
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Aug 28, 2007 Roxanne Hsu Feldman rated it really liked it
This is one of the more successful read-aloud titles with my 4th graders for quite a few years now.
Aug 28, 2007 Judith rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of fairy tales and fables
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Wonderfully comic take on both fairy tale tropes and the seven deadly sins.
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