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Jack & the Giants

Jack and the Giants | Online Kid's Book
Jack & the Giants
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138
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32
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Multi-headed giants block Jack's attempts to earn his fortune. He out-wits the entire giant family in a unique and humorous fashion. This is another tale in the ancient American Jack Tale cycle. Salsi, a known interpreter of American folklore, retells the story with magical twists and turns that are matched by Young's dynamic illustrations. This is yarn-spinning at its best.

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Pages: 32
Reading Level: Intermediate (6 to 9)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780938467526
Categories: Educational, Fantasy, Imagination
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: folklore, giants, magic, fantasy, appalachian
Date Added: May 23, 2013
Mom's Choice Children's Book Award
Great Southeast Children's Book Award
by Lynn Salsi Illustrated by James Young For Morgan Elizabeth LS and for Mary JY Jack and the Giants by Lynn Salsi illustrated by James Young copyright Lynn Salsi All rights reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any other form or for any means electronic or mechanical including photocopy recording or any information storage system without written permission from Headline Books To order additional copies of this book or for book publishing information or to contact the author Headline Kids P O Box Terra Alta WV  wwwheadlinekidscom Tel Email mybookheadlinebookscom wwwheadlinebookscom Published by Headline Books Headline Kids is an imprint of Headline Books ISBN13 Library of Congress Control Number  P R I N T E D I N T H E U N I T E D S T A T E S O F A M E R I C A One day Jack buckled on his belt stuck a corn pone in his pocket and hugged his mama Dont worry he said Im going to seek my fortune Ill come back soon His mama waved goodbye as Jack walked over the ridge  Soon he spotted a piece of wood along the road Ill make something to protect myself from varmints Jack thought as he sat on a stump and whittled out a whomping stick When he finished he walked until he came to a muddlepuddle where horse flies buzzed around Jack slapped down his stickwhomp One two three four five six he counted seven with one whack  He was mighty proud and set off again whistling as pretty as he pleased  Directly Jack came to a village where a blacksmith was hammering horseshoes Im looking for work You need a helper The blacksmith stopped working Naw you look too scrawny But theres a farmer over yander who needs help clearing land He might take you on  Thatll do Jack said Say Mr Blacksmith before I go please cut some words on my leather belt Make it sayBIG MAN JACK KILLED SEVEN WITH ONE WHACK The blacksmith obliged and Jack buckled on his belt He tramped on and on till he found the farmer out chopping wood  Ive come to help clear land Jack said Th