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... show more
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 Jack’s 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.
Publish date: 2010-01-05
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
This second entry keeps all the fun, humor, action, and social commentary of the first but shifts the setting east for an urban makeover. It's the late 19th century and giants are pulling the strings of the city in this revolutionary spin on Jack and the Beanstalk. Art continues to be appealing, fun...
Genre: Fairy Tale / Adventure / Romance / Retelling Year Published: 2010 Year Read: 2010 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Series: Rapunzel’s Revenge #2 “Calamity Jack” is a brilliant sequel to Shannon and Dean Hale’s ever popular classic “Rapunzel’s Revenge” and this graphic novel ...
In a follow-up to her first graphic novel, Rapunzel's Revenge, Shannon Hale, author of several modern fairy tales, tells us the story of Rapunzel's plucky sidekick Jack and continues their adventures when they return home to confront his past.This was a quick an entertaining read, though I have to a...
Fast paced, steampunkish retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale (and just the general idea of the trickster Jack). It's a sequel to Rapunzel's Revenge and perhaps it can be read as a standalone but I wouldn't recommend it. This is told from Jack's POV and again reminds me of the Prince Bride b...
The youngest, who finished this before I did, and I were debating whether this was steampunk. My response was a firm "maybe". Whereas Rapunzel's Revenge was a fairytale world with a distinctly western US feel, this is a fairytale world with an urban, industrialized feel. I enjoyed the twists and ...
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