Jack and the Giant Barbecue by Eric A. Kimmel

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Jack's late daddy once made the best barbecue in West Texas, until a giant stole his recipe book. Jack is determined to find that greedy old giant and get those recipes back! With a little bit of strength, the help of an unlikely jukebox, and a whole lot of luck, Jack outwits the giant and opens his own barbecue shack. John Manders' hilarious gouache paintings, accented with colored pencils and highlights, bring Eric Kimmel's version of Jack and the Beanstalk to uproarious life.

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Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois. He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award. Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories. JOHN MANDERS has illustrated more than a dozen award-winning books for children, including Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine by Kathryn Lasky. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can visit his website at www.johnmanders.com.
Published April 10, 2012 by Two Lions. 32 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Little Jack loves barbecue;

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Jack is a boy who loves his barbecue, so when he asks his ma why she never makes any for dinner, he's surprised when she bursts into tears.

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