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Macmillan Childrens Group Complete List Winter 2019

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Worldwide Stories
Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child
A Worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk Story
By (author): Paul Fleischman Illustrated by: Julie Paschkis
9781250151773 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations Apr 23, 2019 Print Run: 25000
$23.50 CAD
Active 8.82 x 11.15 x 0.36 in 40 pages full-color illustrations throughout Henry Holt and Co. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Drawing from African, Asian and European folkloreFearsome Giant, Fearless Child: A Worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk Story retells the classic fairy tale in a single narrative through multiple world cultures.

The story of a child confronting a man-eating giant or witch is told the world over. These heroes go by many names and might be normal in size or no bigger than a thumb. Though they're often scorned for being the youngest and smallest, they're well-armed with cleverness and courage.

In this companion toGlass Slipper, Gold Sandal, Newbery Medal winner Paul Fleischman and illustrator Julie Paschkis combine elements of this story from different traditions—Jack and the Beanstalk, Tom Thumb, Kihuo, Vasilisa—to create one narrative, one complete picture of a small boy's triumph.

Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal forJoyful Noise and a Newbery Honor forGraven Images. He is also the author of young adult novels includingWhirligigandThe Mind's Eye, and middle-grade novels includingBull Run andSeedfolks. He lives with his wife in northern California.

"This collaboration offers a kaleidoscopic presentation of the traditional boy and giant story by collaging text fragments from different cultures’ tellings. . . These shifting elements alchemically coalesce into a sturdy plot in which the littlest and least-regarded triumphs." —Publishers Weekly

"The story is brimming with tension and adventure . . . an excellent addition to storytelling and fairy-tale collections." —School Library Journal

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