Jack And The Wonder Beans by James Still

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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.

 

About James Still

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Still is he former poet laureate of Kentucky. Margot Tomes illustrated many books for children, including "What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?; Where was Patrick Henry" "on the 29th of May?; And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?; "and "Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?, "all written by Jean Fritz.
 
Published September 26, 1977 by Putnam Juvenile. 31 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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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), ...

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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 publ

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