While this is a retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk faerie tale, it’s much more than a boy who accidentally creates a giant beanstalk that takes him to a land of mystery and giants. Instead, it stars a 16 year old girl who has a loving mother and father. She has spent years training with her father on how to fight and use a sword.
When her father, along with a lot of other men from the closest village goes missing, ,Jaclyn takes off to find them. Her boy-hood friend, and first crush, Jack, follows her. I don’t want to give away too much, but there is a beanstalk that they climb up. There are bad guys in their way and a very happy ending.
The book was written for younger teens, but I think anyone who’s interested in this old fable will love the new look Mary Ting gave it.
My rating – PG
This is a fun and adventurous read that everyone can enjoy, just the way I like them!
I give this book 4 stars out of 5, only because it had a slow start, but once it got going it didn’t stop! Go ahead, give it a try. 🙂
- Paperback: 253 pages
- Publisher: Vesuvian Books (4 September 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781944109745
- ISBN-13: 978-1944109745
- ASIN: 1944109749
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
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