LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child A Worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk Story

Written by Paul Fleischman

Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child A Worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk Story Synopsis

The story of a child confronting a man-eating giant or witch is told the world over. These heroes go by many names and might be normal in size or no bigger than a thumb. Though they're often scorned for being the youngest and smallest, they're well-armed with cleverness and courage. In this companion to Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal, Paul Fleischman and Julie Paschkis combine elements of this story from different traditions - Jack and the Beanstalk, Tom Thumb, Kihuo, Vasilisa - to create one narrative, one complete picture of a small boy's triumph.

Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child A Worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk Story Press Reviews

This collaboration offers a kaleidoscopic presentation of the traditional boy and giant story by collaging text fragments from different cultures' tellings. . . These shifting elements alchemically coalesce into a sturdy plot in which the littlest and least-regarded triumphs. -- Publishers Weekly The story is brimming with tension and adventure . . . an excellent addition to storytelling and fairy-tale collections. --School Library Journal

Book Information

ISBN: 9781250151773
Publication date: 23rd April 2019
Author: Paul Fleischman
Illustrator: Julie Paschkis
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Paul Fleischman

Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. He is also the author of young adult novels including Whirligig and The Mind's Eye, and middle-grade novels including Bull Run and Seedfolks. He lives with his wife in northern California. JULIE PASCHKIS won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Yellow Elephant. She is also the illustrator for the Worldwide Stories for children and lives in Seattle.

More About Paul Fleischman

More Books By Paul Fleischman

Cover for The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman
View All Books By Paul Fleischman

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×