Calamity Jack

Calamity Jack Cover

Calamity Jack

By Shannon Hale; Dean Hale; Nathan Hale (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Hardcover, 9781599900766, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2010

Description

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.



About the Author
Shannon Hale ("Bouncing the Grinning Goat") began writing at age ten mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine. She never stopped. She writes bestselling books for kids and adults and also writes graphic novels. Her book Princess Academy was named a Newbery Honor Book in 2006. Shannon lives with her family near Salt Lake City, Utah.

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.