Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Hardcover, 9781599900766, 144pp.
Publication Date: January 5, 2010
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.
Deean Hale (along with his wife Shannon) are the award-winning husband and wife team behind "The Princess in Black." illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of the picture book "The Devil You Know", and the illustrator of "The Dinosaur s Night Before Christmas", "Animal House", and "Balloon on the Moon". He has also illustrated two graphic novels, "Rapunzel s Revenge" and "Calamity Jack" by Shannon and Dean Hale.