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“Calamity Jack” is a brilliant sequel to Shannon and Dean Hale’s ever popular classic “Rapunzel’s Revenge” and this graphic novel is a great retelling of the classic fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk.” “Calamity Jack” is one of the most brilliant sequels that both adults and children will love for ages.

Ever since Jack was a little child, he would always scheme to take other people’s possessions to the distress of his hardworking mother. One day, however, a giant named Blunderboar came in to Jac
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read graphic novels
We recently read Rapunzel's Revenge and were excited to see that there was a sequel to the story. This second book in the series offers an unusual take on the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, with some interesting twists, danger and some romance thrown in for good measure.

It was a quick, entertaining read and I enjoyed how the authors incorporated different fairy tales into the one story. I love how spunky and adventurous Rapunzel is and I really enjoyed the graphic novel format. I also l
I was very excited to return to the world of Rapunzel. Only, technically we returned to the world of Jack. A few of my impressions:

-Very interesting premise, especially the take on the Beanstalk fairy tale.
-The storyline and plot were enjoyable.
-Nice touch with the title.
-It was fun to be back with Rapunzel and Jack.
-I can't stand his nickname for her.
-I thought Freddie was an hilarious addition. (Prudence wasn't so bad either.)
-I liked getting Jack's background. He's not a guy for me, but I
Feb 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Fun and quick, much like its companion, Rapunzel's Revenge. Gorgeous artwork, witty and likable characters, and a fun play on the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Perhaps most importantly, Rapunzel continues to beat people up with her braids, and that pretty much guarantees I'll read as many of these books as the collective Hales write.
Jun 25, 2011 rated it liked it
The first story (an action-paced, steampunk retelling of the story of "Jack and the Beanstalk") is amazing. The second tale, however, is a little weak--trying to cram too many elements into the story.
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Shelves: young-adult, wishlist
Elizabeth S
Mar 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-graphic, d-has-read
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