Saturday, June 14, 2014
Jack and the Seven Deadly Giants by Sam Swope
Jack is abandoned on the miller's step and from there his life is a never ending move from one home to another. His curiosity gets him into never-ending trouble and Jack ends up being labeled as a bad child. When he is blamed for seven deadly giants attacking villagers, the townspeople have him thrown out stating it's Jack's badness that brought the giants. Jack meets up with a fellow traveler who offers him a bean in exchange for food. The bean is magic and allows Jack one wish ... what he wishes most for is his mother, but gets a cow instead. As he travels along with the cow as his companion, he meets up with a variety of deadly giants. Jack's cleverness and curiosity leads him to out of dangerous situations until he finds his happy ending.