Saturday, May 13, 2017

Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesel Shurtliff

Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk
Liesel Shurtliff

All his life, Jack has longed for an adventure, so when giants turn up in the neighbor's cabbage patch, he is thrilled! Soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of super-sized fun: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters. . . .

But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they’ll do anything—even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup—to get it back.

Book Trailer - Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk

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Vocabulary Activity

Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.
  1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
  2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
  3. What is the definition of the word?
  4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
  5. Explain how the word connects to the story. 
Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the 
other MCBA books you read.

Other Fairy Tales written by Liesel Shurtliff:

Book Trailer - Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

Rump Reader’s Guide             

Rump Trivia

Book Trailer - Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood

Reading Jack, Rump or Red in a classroom or book club?
Liesl offers FREE 20 minute Skype Q&A sessions for groups who are reading her books. Click HERE to schedule your FREE 20 minute Skype Q&A.