Jack and the Beanstalk by Richard Walker

Jack and the Beanstalk

Written by Richard Walker
Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey

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This is without doubt one of the loveliest retellings of Jack and the Beanstalk.

It really is a little boy’s dream book and as with many of Barefoot’s books it comes with an unabridged CD of the text.


Jack and the Beanstalk by Richard Walker

What happens to Jack when he visits the giant's castle? This work describes Jack's adventure in the Land above the Clouds. It is aimed at schools and nurseries.


'One of the year's best children's books - the quintessential dream story is retold' - Newsweek 'Trimmed to a jaunty pace and filled with lively humour - this remains a rousing adventure' - Kirkus Reviews'

About the Author

Richard Walker was a professional storyteller who told his tales at a variety of venues from folk festivals, schools and theatres to private homes. He was also a freelance broadcaster and editor of Fact and Fiction, the storyteller’s magazine.

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Book Info


Mixed media product
Contains Hardback and CD-Audio (Audiobook)
40 pages


Richard Walker
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Publication date

1st April 2009




Publisher Profile

Barefoot Books Ltd is an imprint of Barefoot Books

logo Barefoot Books celebrate art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, inspiring them to read deeper, search further, and explore their own creative gifts.

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