The Thief and the Beanstalk (Further Tales Adventures #1)
Everyone knows the story of Jack and the beanstalk. Everyone also knows that Jack's little adventure made him a very rich man. But what they don't know is what happened a long time after Jack....
That's where Nick comes in. Orphaned and desperate, Nick joins a rugged band of thieves in hopes of a warm meal and a little protection. In exchange Nick must help them break int...more
That's where Nick comes in. Orphaned and desperate, Nick joins a rugged band of thieves in hopes of a warm meal and a little protection. In exchange Nick must help them break into the lavish white castle rumored to belong to an old man named Jack. Legend says it's full of riches from Jack's quest up a mag...more
(I will be honest and say that the reason I picked this book up in a thrift store is because it was obviously about two of my favorite book things: reto...more
During the book, I made...more
What follows is a story as rich as the long-dead giant, as magnificent as Gnasher's machines, and as powerful as the beanstalk rushing towards its sky. Hopes and crushed and renewed as Ni...more
As usual, this author draws from a fairy tale but continues it with original material, so there's no telling how the adventure will end!
This book includes some food for thought along with the action, and might make for good discussion material with your teen or child.
More of the creative monsters I'm coming to associate with P.W. Catanese populate this book. Some of them are a little scary and are used in situations...more
In this tale, Jack is a rich old man, haunted by depression and remorse for what he did in the land of the giants. Then along comes another small boy with nothing to lose. There just happens to be some magic beans left from the original plant. Perhaps the old wrongs can be righted after all.
A richly imagined,...more
by P.W. Catanese
I think everyone have heard of the fictional story "jack and the beanstalk," but does everyone know the tale The thief and the beanstalk? They are similar with beanstalks and giants and riches. The main character Nick joins a gang who is planning to rob a old man named Jack. Legend says that this so called Jack climbed up this magical beanstalk and he came back down full of riches. Nobody nows how he got the wealth...more
This was a fairly decent re-imagining of Jack and the Beanstalk -- more of a what happened next than a retelling.