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Jack and the Beanstalk (Ready to Read)

by Nick Page

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Here's a book I inherited from someone moving away and trying to minimize things before travelling. It seemed perfect for my Little Free Library, so that's exactly where it's going.

The tale of Jack is well known, and this version is great for kids as it's designed as a learning book. Not only does it help children learn to read, it also has review questions that aid cognition as well as interesting facts about the origin of the story itself.

Great book for young learners. ( )
  regularguy5mb | Feb 8, 2017 |
1. Jack and his mother are very poor, and try to make some money from selling their cow. Jack sells the cow for some magic beans. His mother is angry with him and throws the beans out the window into the yard. The beans grow into a beanstalk and reach into the clouds. Jack climbs the beanstalk and finds a castle. He enters the castle - that belongs to a giant - and steals some gold from the giant. Jack runs from the castle and down the beanstalk, the giant chase after him. Before the giant can get down the beanstalk Jack chops down the beanstalk and kills the giant. With the stolen gold Jack buys by the cow he sold to buy the magic beans and his mother buys a hot air balloon.

2. I did not care for this version of Jack and the Beanstalk because of the ending. They buy the cow back and get a tan by the lake after the giant is dead. This is a story of stealing without consequences and I do not like it.

3. I would use this book as a lead into social studies PASS objective
Standard 3: The student will analyze the human characteristics of communities.
1. Identify examples of rules in the classroom and community, and relate the purposes of those rules (e.g., to help people live and work together safely and peacefully) and the consequences of breaking them.
3. Explain and demonstrate good citizenship (e.g., obeying classroom rules, taking turns, and showing respect for others and their belongings).
4. Study how history involves events and people of other times and places through legends, folktales, and historical accounts (e.g., Paul Revere’s ride, Johnny Appleseed, Betsy Ross, John Henry, and Paul Bunyan) in children’s literature.
  nelsontns | Sep 17, 2008 |
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A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart a giant and make his and his mother's fortune.

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