Jack and the Beanstalk
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About the Author
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest in 1907. He was the winner of a Caldecott Honor and illustrated more than three hundred books in his lifetime, many of which are classic retellings. There are twelve titles in the Folk Tale Classics series.
"Here is a verse version, first published in England in 1807, of the well-known Jack and the Beanstalk. The jolly pictures by Galdone can stand up to his other fine creations and hold their own."-Publisher's Weekly
"The lively pictures provide just the right accompaniment; the story begins and ends with scenes of folksy domesticity while the suitably loutish monster, roaring and tipping, overspreads several pages in between."- The Horn Book