Jack and the Beanstalk (Hardcover)

By Nina Crews, Nina Crews (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805087659, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2011



Jack receives beans as pay for a job he completes and lo and behold, those beans lead him up a beanstalk and into the company of giants In her innovative photo-collage style, Nina Crews freshens up a beloved children's tale for today's young readers.

About the Author

Nina Crews has written and illustrated many books for young readers, including The Neighborhood Mother Goose and Below, both of which were named ALA Notable Books, and Sky-High Guy. Ms. Crews graduated from Yale University, where she studied art. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. She is the daughter of bestselling author Donald Crews.

Praise For Jack and the Beanstalk

"...the dramatic and immediate images and the realistic setting make this an intriguing new “Jack” for storytimes as well as a fresh offering for fairy-tale units.” --BCCB "Images of a huge beanstalk superimposed on a brick apartment building; stylized blackbirds flying around the giant’s castle; small Jack on hands and knees with large brush in hand amidst a pile of huge dirty dishes are …memorable…” --SLJ