Calamity Jack by Dean Hale, Shannon Hale


Calamity Jack by Dean Hale, Shannon Hale

Jack thinks of himself as a criminal mastermind with an unfortunate amount of bad luck. A schemer, a trickster ...maybe even a thief? But, of course, he's not out for himself he's trying to take the burden off his hardworking mum's shoulders. She'd understand, right? He hopes she might even be proud. Then, one day, Jack chooses a target a little more ...'giant' than the usual, and as one little bean turns into a great big building-destroying beanstalk, his troubles really begin. But with help from Rapunzel and other eccentric friends, Jack just might out-swindle the evil giants and put his beloved city back in the hands of the people who live there ...whilst catapulting them and the reader into another fantastical adventure.


Praise for 'Rapunzel's Revenge': 'Proving that fairy tales are not just for girls

'Exciting and fast-paced story makes for compelling reading'

'If you ever thought of graphic novels as providing an easy read, this one will confound your expectations. It offers 144 pages of rip-roaring storytelling in which the familiar fairy-tale is hugely extended, gathering in its sweep all kinds of echoes from Wild West and Super-hero films as well as other fairy-stories'

About the Author

Shannon Hale is the author of a number of books for children, including her stunning debut novel Goose Girl. Her novel Princess Academy won the Newbery Honor. Dean Hale lives with his wife, Shannon Hale, in Utah, USA. This is his second book. Nathan Hale is a freelance illustrator whose work appears regularly in the US-based magazine Cricket. His first children's book was The Devil You Know, published in 2005 by Walker & Company. Nathan lives in Orem, Utah, with his wife and son. He is no relation to either Shannon or Dean Hale. This is their second graphic novel collaboration, their first was Rapunzel's Revenge, also published by Bloomsbury.

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144 pages


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Publication date

4th January 2010



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