Still's delightful Appalachian retelling of ""ack and the Beanstalk," with illustrations by Margot Tomes, was the New York Times Book Review Judges' Choice for Best Illustrated Children's Book when it first appeared in 1977. This reprint makes available an Appalachian rendition of a beloved children's classic to a new generation of readers.
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Still transplants Jack's beanstalk to his own home territory of Appalachia, where Jack's mam throws a conniption on seeing the beans, and the giant comes a-saying ""Fee, fie, chew tobacco,/ I smell the toes of a tadwhacker."" Though a mite on the corny side (""You don't know beans,"" rants Mam), ...Sep 23 1977 | Read Full Review of Jack And The Wonder Beans
Fee, fie, chew tobacco,/ I smell the toes of a tadwhacker, snorts the giant in the newly reissued Jack and the Wonder Beans by James Still, with two-color illustrations by Margot Tomes. First publFeb 12 1996 | Read Full Review of Jack And The Wonder Beans