Strongheart Jack and the Beanstalk

Strongheart Jack and the Beanstalk
Format:
Hardcover
Publish Date:
ISBN-10:
0874834147
ISBN-13:
9780874834147
List Price:
$15.95
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Language:
English
Pages:
32
Publisher:
August House
Length:
11.0 inches
Width:
9.0 inches
Product Description

Love is stronger than might, stronger than fear. Keep your heart as strong as your sword, and right will triumph. Following this instruction, Jack the lad becomes Jack the strong of heart, embracing his father's silver sword as he sets forth. In Pleasant DeSpain's able hands, and with the help of a maiden named Elinor, an ancient tortoise, and a cat named Octavia, Jack and the Beanstalk becomes a tale of action, fun, and justice. Joe Shlichta's vibrant oil paintings, reminiscent of its medieval origins, convey the challenge, fear, and triumph of this timeless tale.

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Strongheart Jack and the Beanstalk

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I'm a fan of fairy tales and after using DeSpain's telling of "Jack and the Beanstalk," in the classroom for a few years, feel that it is one of the best. Boys especially like it and due to the strong female role in "Elinor," so do the girls. An appealing aspect of this version is that DeSpain begins at the true beginning of the story, with the death of Jack's father by the evil and cruel giant. Unlike Disney Productions, DeSpain's telling contains the soul of this important fairy tale. Also, I like the beautiful oil paintings (illustrations) and DeSpain's nearly lyric language.

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We all know the story, and Pleasant DeSpain's version is the classic. Why you should buy this book is for Joe Shlichta's oil paintings. In his previous collaborations with DeSpain, Shlichta worked in traditional illustration media like pen & ink and woodcut. This book is the crowning achievement of Shlichta's illustration career.

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Strongheart Jack and the Beanstalk and it was written by Pleasant DeSpain. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is Dec 28, 2005 and it has a suggested retail price of $15.95. It was published by August House and has a total of 32 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 0874834147 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780874834147. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.