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Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves
By (author): Andy Jones Illustrated by: Darka Erdelji
9780986611377 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 7 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations Dec 31, 2012
$14.95 CAD
Active 9 x 9 x 0.25 in 52 pages Running the Goat
Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves finds Jack, that everyman of folktales, married to his sweetheart Mary, the best woman ever born and a mighty fine baker to boot. Their lives are as happy and successful as can be, until an underhanded sea captain and Jack?s own bragging get the better of our hero. Jack is sent the once to work on Slave Islands and Mary is turned out of house and home. But Mary is resolute and resourceful, and has plans to find Jack and restore their fortunes. Inspired by several traditional and classic works, including Shakespeare's Cymbeline, the medieval tale of Frederick of Jennen, and the Newfoundland story "Jack and the Slave Islands," Andy Jones has crafted a funny, moving, and delightfully original story about love, treachery, perseverance, and cherry cake. Darka Erdelji's gorgeous illustrations capture the drama, humour, and beauty of this wonderful tale.

With a hidden key, a storm at sea, and a singing mynah bird named Baxter who carries more than his share of tunes, Jack and Mary in the Land of Thieves will delight youngsters and oldsters alike.

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