The Thief and the Beanstalk by P.W. Catanese

The Thief and the Beanstalk by P.W. Catanese

The Thief and the Beanstalk by P.W. CataneseThe Thief and the Beanstalk by P.W. Catanese
Series: (Further Tales Adventures)
Genres: Children's Books
Format: Paperback
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Everyone knows the story of Jack and the beanstalk. Everyone also knows that Jack's little adventure made him a very rich man. But what they don't know is what happened a long time after Jack....

That's where Nick comes in. Orphaned and desperate, Nick joins a rugged band of thieves in hopes of a warm meal and a little protection. In exchange Nick must help them break into the lavish white castle rumored to belong to an old man named Jack. Legend says it's full of riches from Jack's quest up a magical beanstalk decades ago.

When Nick's dangerous mission leads him straight to Jack, he sees a chance to climb the famed beanstalk himself. But what Nick doesn't know is that things are different from when Jack made his climb. There are new foes at the top now. Ones with cruel weapons and foul plans Β— plans that could destroy the world as Nick knows it. Will Nick come down the beanstalk a hero? Will he come down at all?



An interesting continuation of the famous tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” The story is full of suspense and action. I will admit that there are corners of disappointment and sadness.  You kind of forget after you continue to read and meet the interesting characters and learn about what Jack was hiding in his tales.  I could not put this book down.  When I ate, I read, I even begged my parents to let me stay up late on a school night to finish the next five chapters. 

I give this one four top hats.


I would like to thank my teacher Mrs. Jones for recommending this book to me.



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