Jessica Mellor


Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Worldwide, Giants, Witches, Cultures

Document Type

Book Review


This worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk adaptation draws parts of the tale from cultures all around the world, meshing them to create one fully unique story. In some places Jack is actually the youngest son of thirteen kids, and in other cultures he’s no bigger than your finger. Sometimes he steals a bell-covered pillow, a horse, or a harp. But no matter the context, as with all good tales, this one also ends with a victorious boy.