Calamity Jack

By Hale, Shannon & Hale, Dean

Publishers Summary:
Jack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermind…with an unfortunate amount of bad luck. A schemer, plotter, planner, trickster, swindler...maybe even thief? One fine day Jack picks a target a little more giant than the usual, and one little bean turns into a great big building-destroying beanstalk. With help from Rapunzel (and her trusty braids), a pixie from Jack’s past, and a man with inventions from the future, they just might out-swindle the evil giants and put his beloved city back in the hands of good people ....while catapulting themselves and readers into another fantastical adventure.

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ISBN
978-1-59990-076-6 978-1-59990-373-6
Publisher
Bloomsbury


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Gr 4-9 The Hales follow up "Rapunzel"s "Revenge" (Bloomsbury, 2008) with this fast-moving story focusing on Jack. It begins in the city of Shyport with his birth. Even as a child, Jack tends toward scheming, conning, and thievery with various accomplices, including Pru, a hat-fancying pixie. One scheme involving magical beans and the wealthy and corrupt giant Blunderboar goes awry, leaving Jacks tenement and his mothers bakery destroyed. Jacks mother orders hi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2010

This companion to the team's previous well-received graphic novel, Rapunzel's Revenge (rev. 11/08), begins with Jack's trickster infancy and beanstalk-climbing escapade, a familiar story made new in the turn-of-the-century, pixie/giant/gargoyle/brownie-populated setting. Heading West, on the run from the law, Jack becomes embroiled in the events of the previous book, after which, determined to become an honest man, he brings Rapunzel back East to show off city life and make up with his momma, who despairs of his criminal ways...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

In this companion to <i>Rapunzel's Revenge</i>, the swashbuckling plot again shines in the graphic-novel format. Frequent wordless stre...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on February 1, 2010

A story filled with inventive, fantastic events. An ingenious take on a well-k...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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