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BOOK Ë Calamity Jack Ç Shannon Hale

BOOK Ë Calamity Jack Ç Shannon Hale Tle giant than the usual and one little bean turns into a great big building destroying beanstalkWith help from Rapunzel and her trusty braids a pixie from Jack's past and a man with inventions I loved Rapunzel’s Revenge so I figured I would love Calamity Jack as well In the end I did but it was a slow start Jack is a bit of a con artist and is not really very likable when we first meet him However he grows on you and once things started clicking I was cheating for him just as much as Rapunzel wasStill set in the odd sort of Western time with ogres and giants and fun stuff like thatIf you can get past Jack’s backstory and see his heart you will like this second book

BOOK Calamity Jack

FREE DOC Î READER Calamity Jack Ù HANNAHREDHEAD ñ Jack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermindwith an unfortunate amount of bad luck A schemer plotter planner trickster swindlermaybe even thief One fine day Jack picks a target a little giant than the usual and one little bean turns into a great big building destr From the future they just might out swindle the evil giants and put his beloved city back in the hands of good peoplewhile catapulting themselves and readers into another fantastical adventure We recently read Rapunzel's Revenge and were excited to see that there was a seuel to the story This second book in the series offers an unusual take on the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk with some interesting twists danger and some romance thrown in for good measureIt was a uick entertaining read and I enjoyed how the authors incorporated different fairy tales into the one story I love how spunky and adventurous Rapunzel is and I really enjoyed the graphic novel format I also liked Jack's dilemma about trying to make up for his wayward youth Our oldest also really enjoyed reading this book and we hope that stories will be forthcomingJuly 2017 update Reread this book following our children's book club meeting featuring graphic novels It's a terrific story and a fun fast read Certainly worth a second read

Shannon Hale Ç Calamity Jack READER

Calamity JackJack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermindwith an unfortunate amount of bad luck A schemer plotter planner trickster swindlermaybe even thief One fine day Jack picks a target a lit “Calamity Jack” is a brilliant seuel to Shannon and Dean Hale’s ever popular classic “Rapunzel’s Revenge” and this graphic novel is a great retelling of the classic fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk” “Calamity Jack” is one of the most brilliant seuels that both adults and children will love for agesEver since Jack was a little child he would always scheme to take other people’s possessions to the distress of his hardworking mother One day however a giant named Blunderboar came in to Jack’s mother’s store and while he brought some bread from her his head smashes the top of the doorway to the store which upset both Jack and his mother since Blunderboar refused to pay for the damage and Jack and his mother did not have enough money to fix itSo Jack hatched a plan to go into Blunderboar’s penthouse to steal his goose to get back at Blunderboar unfortunately Jack does not know how to get into Blunderboar’s penthouse So Jack buys some magic beans from a mysterious person and when Jack threw the beans into the ground they grew into a beanstalk and Jack was able to climb onto the beanstalk and get inside Blunderboar’s penthouse and steal the goose that laid the golden eggs Unfortunately the beanstalk ending up uprooting Blunderboar’s penthouse and Jack accidentally killed one of Blunderboar’s henchmen when he was trying to cut down the beanstalk to stop it from uprooting Blunderboar’s penthouse After Jack escapes from the city Blunderboar is furious and he vows to get back at Jack at all costsNow that Jack has met up with Rapunzel in the last book he and Rapunzel go back to Jack’s hometown and they discovered that Blunderboar has taken over the city while vicious ant people terrorize the citizens Along with their new ally Freddie Rapunzel and Jack try to save the people from Blunderboar’s tyranny Shannon and Dean Hale have done it again in this classic retelling of a popular tale “Jack and the Beanstalk” and they made Jack in this tale just as shrewd and cunning as his original version and children will love the “Jack and the Beanstalk” reference in this book as it is modernized since Jack lives in a city in this version Also Shannon and Dean Hale has done a superb job at telling the story from Jack’s point of view instead of Rapunzel’s making the audience relate to Jack as he struggles to become one of the good guys Nathan Hale’s illustrations are much improved in this book as the characters look much smoother than in “Rapunzel’s Revenge” as Jack and Rapunzel’s faces look much smoother and less rough Also Nathan Hale makes the scenery much different in this book as the book takes place in a city rather than the western ranch city in “Rapunzel’s Revenge” and the city looks like a city from the 1600s“Calamity Jack” is a great seuel to a brilliant retelling of a classic fairy tale that adults and children will love for many years I would recommend this book from children ages six and up since small children might not understand the fairy tale parody in this bookReview is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog