A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack (Hardcover)

By William Joyce, Moonbot, William Joyce (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781442473492, 56pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 2014



When a king's pinky grows stinky, it is up to a smallish boy and a smallish pea to come up with a GIANT plan to save the kingdom--a fractured fairy tale from William Joyce and Moonbot Studios, the masterminds who brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

You might think you know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but you might want to think again. In this fairy tale with a twist, it hasn't rained in days and the king has dictated that something must be done--his royal pinky is getting stinky With a little magic from a wizard, young Jack, paired with his pea pod pal, will find a GIANT reason as to why there's no water left in the kingdom...and prove that size doesn't prevent anyone from doing something BIG.