Synopses & Reviews
Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum'un,
I smell the blood of an Englishwoman.
Be she alive or be she dead,
I'll grind her bones to make my bread.
Mary Pope Osborne's funny, magical retelling of the favorite tale and Giselle Potter's enchanting illustrations feature a new and inspiring heroine named Kate for today's audience. Readers will cheer on this resourceful, gutsy girl as she outsmarts the famously greedy giant.
"Kate (instead of Jack) trades her family's cow for magic beans and climbs the beanstalk to find a kingdom in the clouds. PW's starred review said it 'puts a fresh face on an old favorite.' All ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"The dizzying perspectives seen from the beanstalk are exaggerated by text that becomes bigger and bolder with Kate's ascent and descent....One of the most lasting and popular of all fairytales, this retelling will make a popular addition to all collections." School Library Journal
"Fee, fi, fo fun!" Booklist
"I smell the blood of an Englishwoman. Be she alive or be she dead, I'll grind her bones to make my bread."
Mary Pope Osborne's funny, magical retelling of a favorite tale and Giselle Potter's enchanting illustrations feature Kate, a new and inspiring heroine for today's audience. Readers will cheer on this resorceful, gutsy girl as she outsmarts the famously greedy giant.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Mary Pope Osborneandlt;/bandgt; is the award-winning author of many distinguished books for children and young adults, including the bestselling Magic Treehouse series; andlt;Iandgt;Favorite Medieval Tales,andlt;/iandgt; illustrated by Troy Howell; andlt;Iandgt;American Tall Tales,andlt;/iandgt; illustrated by Michael McCurdy; andlt;Iandgt;Rocking Horse Christmas,andlt;/iandgt; illustrated by Ned Bittinger; and Aandlt;Iandgt;daline Falling Star.andlt;/iandgt; The former president of the Author's Guild, she lives in New York City with her husband, Will.andlt;Bandgt;Giselle Potterandlt;/Bandgt; is the author and illustrator of andlt;Iandgt;The Year I Didn't Go to School,andlt;/Iandgt; which is based upon her travels around Italy with her family's theater troupe at age seven. She is also the illustrator of andlt;Iandgt;The Brave Little Seamstressandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Kate and the Beanstalk,andlt;/Iandgt; both by Mary Pope Osborne, andlt;Iandgt;The Honest-to-Goodness Truthandlt;/Iandgt; by Patricia C. McKissack, and andlt;Iandgt;Gabriella's Songandlt;/Iandgt; by Candace Fleming. Ms. Potter lives in Rosendale, New York.