Jack and the Beanstalk by Tony Ross

Jack and the Beanstalk

Written by Tony Ross
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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Jack, his mother and their cow Clover are real characters in Tony Ross’s typically lively version of this much-loved fairy tale. Told in just five scenes, it’s full of drama and a wonderful sense of scale too – the beanstalk is clearly huge, and the giant falls from the top at full speed, the illustration catching him just before he hits the ground with what will certainly be a most satisfying thump! Tony Ross fills every book he creates with wit and invention and this sturdy board book is a perfect introduction to the story. A free audio version, available via a QR code, is an added bonus. ~ Andrea Reece


Jack and the Beanstalk by Tony Ross

This is a perfect introduction to fairy tales for little ones! This abridged classic features bright, fun illustrations and a sturdy board format with tabs to make it easy for little hands to turn the pages. You can discover the adventure that happens after Jack swaps the family cow for some rather magical beans.

In the same series : Goldilocks and the Three Bears


Tony Ross fills every book he creates with wit and invention -- Andrea Reece Lovereading4Kids This abridged version of the well-known fairy tale is beautifully illustrated by Tony Ross, and each page is filled with vibrant, colourful drawings in his trademark style... A lovely, baby-friendly retelling of a classic. BookTrust

About the Author

Tony Ross

Born in 1938 in Wandsworth, South London, Tony Ross never though about a career in art, but says he fell into it after his dream of being a cowboy disintegrated when a letter he wrote to John Wayne was never replied to.

After Liverpool College of Art, Tony became an art director at an Advertising Agency but after a particularly bad day in the office he gave up his job to go into teaching at Manchester Polytechnic.

His first book was published in 1976 and as well as his own, he has illustrated over 1000 books for authors such as Roald Dahl, David Walliams, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin, which are published all over the world. His series of books written with Jeanne Willis featuring the extra terrestrial teacher, Dr Xargle, has established a huge following of fans. As has his fantastic and fun illustrations in the Horrid Henry series. A TV adaptation of his much-loved Little Princess series is currently showing on Channel 5’s Milkshake.

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Book Info


Board book
10 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th July 2016




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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