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Calamity Jackby Shannon Hale
Synopses & Reviews
Jack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermind…with an unfortunate amount of bad luck. A schemer, plotter, planner, trickster, swindler...maybe even thief? One fine day Jack picks a target a little more giant than the usual, and one little bean turns into a great big building-destroying beanstalk.
With help from Rapunzel (and her trusty braids), a pixie from Jacks past, and a man with inventions from the future, they just might out-swindle the evil giants and put his beloved city back in the hands of good people ....while catapulting themselves and readers into another fantastical adventure.
"Calamity Jack follows up Rapunzel's Revenge, the 2008 graphic novel that imagined the famous damsel in distress taking matters into her own hands. Children's author Shannon Hale and her husband, Dean, and illustrator Hall offer a charming update of Jack and Beanstalk, set in a world that combines elements of fairy tales, a Gilded Age American city, and the Wild West. Jack is a young huckster until one of his schemes leads him to stumble upon a dastardly plot by the evil giant who lives in a penthouse that towers above Shyport. Teaming again with Rapunzel, and a few other allies, Jack leads readers on adventure trekking through sewers and taking to the sky. The dynamic artwork fits well with Jack and Rapunzel's quick tongues, as they flirt their way through numerous hair-raising situations. Ages 10 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Shannon Hale is the bestselling author of Newbery Honor Award winner Princess Academy, as well other highly acclaimed novels including Book of 1000 Days, The Books of Bayern, and two novels for adults. Dean Hale recently sold a picture book to Bloomsbury and with his wife Shannon co-authored the award-winning Rapunzels Revenge. Dean and Shannon have also co-authored two children.
Nathan Hale is the illustrator of Rapunzel's Revenge, among other wonderful books, and the author/illustrator of Yellowbelly and Plum Go To School and The Devil You Know.
see: www.shannonhale.com and www.spacestationnathan.com
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