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Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Author:
    P. W. Catanese
  • ISBN:
    1416925007
  • ISBN13:
    978-1416925002
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  • Publisher:
    Aladdin (June 6, 2006)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Can a thief be a hero, too? ALADDIN PAPERBACKS Everyone knows the story of Jack and the beanstalk

Can a thief be a hero, too? ALADDIN PAPERBACKS. If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as unsold and destroyed to the publisher, and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this stripped book. Everyone knows the story of Jack and the beanstalk. Everyone also knows that Jack’s little adventure made him a very rich man. But what they don’t know is what happened a long time ago after Jac. .Don’t miss the upcoming Further Tale: The Brave Apprentice. If you purchased this book.

his faithful servant was not in danger. Roland, the youngest of Jack’s servants, interrupted the silence. Master Jack, I want to tell you something. Despite everything I’ve seen in the castle-the paintings, the hen, the golden eggs-part of me never really believed your story was true.

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W. Catanese is the author of ten fantasy-adventure novels. He lives in Connecticut. His Books of Umber trilogy has been nominated for six regional book awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet award, the Florida’s Sunshine State Young Readers award, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice awards. When he’s not writing books, Catanese draws cartoons, works for an advertising agency, and tries very hard to respond to every message from his readers

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The Brave Apprentice: A Further Tales Adventure. carousel previous carousel next. Shows like 'Outlander' and 'The Handmaid’s Tale' are revealing a big appetite for the female-driven fantasy genre. Here are five new novels to look out for in 2018. Nick dashed across fields and hopped a stone wall. When he was out of sight at last from the bellowing farmer, he changed directions to avoid pursuit, heading away from the rising sun.

At the far horizon stood a rocky ridge. Maybe on the other side there was a better place. A dim sound floated toward Nick from the direction he had fled: A dog barking-and more dogs echoing the cry.

Book in the Further Tales Adventures Series). Those stories might not be as entertaining for the boys who also love fairy tales. The hero of this story is Nick, a poor orphan. Joining a band of thieves for his own survival, Nick ends up meeing Jack of Beanstalk fame. When he gets a chance to climb the famed beanstalk himself, Nick jumps at the opportunity, little knowing the new dangers that await him up above on the cloud island. When he’s not writing books, Catanese draws cartoons, works for an advertising agency, and tries very hard to respond to every message from his readers

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Everyone knows the story of Jack and the beanstalk. Everyone also knows that Jack's little adventure made him a very rich man. But what they don't know is what happened a long time after Jack....

That's where Nick comes in. Orphaned and desperate, Nick joins a rugged band of thieves in hopes of a warm meal and a little protection. In exchange Nick must help them break into the lavish white castle rumored to belong to an old man named Jack. Legend says it's full of riches from Jack's quest up a magical beanstalk decades ago.

When Nick's dangerous mission leads him straight to Jack, he sees a chance to climb the famed beanstalk himself. But what Nick doesn't know is that things are different from when Jack made his climb. There are new foes at the top now. Ones with cruel weapons and foul plans -- plans that could destroy the world as Nick knows it. Will Nick come down the beanstalk a hero? Will he come down at all?


Bev
I began reading this book to my kids, but soon my wife was coming in to listen too. Then I sent copies so my brother and sister could read it to their kids, and gave it to an English teacher and an adult friend. I guess you could say that I liked this book.

I was always disturbed by the tail of Jack and the Beanstock, to which this tale is the sequel to. Fairy tales are usually morality tails where the hero is rewarded in the end and lives happily ever after. But Jack was not much of a hero. He was a fool, a wastrel and a bugler, yet where the traditional tale ends, Jack ends up wealthy and happy. What kind of story is that for children?

(Spoiler Alert!!) In the continuation of the story Jack is an old man, wealthy, generous, and respected, but within, he was deeply troubled by knowledge of how he attained his wealth. A young thief appears in his home, and he sees much of himself in the boy, and a chance to resolve his own guilt. Rather than live with what he had done, he sends this young boy into profound danger, and risks disaster for everyone in an attempt to gain solace for his crime. But with this act we can see that for all his trapping of dignity and his wallowing in self-loathing, Jack remains self absorbed, irresponsible, and untransformed, even near the end of his lifetime.

The story centers around Nick, a young orphan in a time of plague and famine taken into a gang of highwaymen and thieves as his only hope of survival. Yet this young thief does become a hero, and in him we see the development of character in the face of adversity that makes this a classic tale.

While many other flawed characters in this book serve their own narrow self interests, Nick who has lived the most deprived life of any of these persons, inspires us with his choices. It is a well told and captivating story.
Anarahuginn
This is the best kids book I have ever read. I opened it at the school book fair and was instantly hooked. This book has a new danger or dilemma on every page but it is all very logical, detailed and believable, given the supernatural powers of the beanstalk and the existence of a cloud island with a full landscape and giant occupants. PW Catanese writes in such a clear descriptive way that it is a breeze to read, and his logical extensions of the original story are brilliant. And the physics! Unlike most fantasy stories which progress the plot and rescue the characters with magic, this story has none of those lazy literary shortcuts. The pure mechanical science of how things move and balance, force and reaction -- the scene of two awful things descending the beanstalk, attached to a rock, attached to a cloud, and what happens when little Nick at the bottom starts a fire and causes a domino fall of events is absolutely logical. I can see it in my mind as if it actually happened. I am jealous that I didn't think of this extension of the Jack story myself. I bought 6 copies to give out as presents and I am right now reading it to my kids for the third time. This book would make a great movie because it is full of action, decisions and discovery.
Ahieones
I really enjoyed this book, but it's nowhere near as good as the Books of Umber.
Plot: 4/5 After reading several books by the same person, I could sort of tell where it was going, but I still really enjoyed it.
Characters: 4/5 Not as fleshed out as most of his other characters.
Setting:5/5 Excellent as always.
Writing style: 4/5 Pretty good, but not as dramatic or well written as most of his later novels. (I actually put this one down without spending several minutes convincing myself first).
All in all, this was a great novel especially considering that this was the first by this author, but if you read the Books of Umber first, don't expect this to be as good. It's for a younger audience and simpler.
Sironynyr
Awesome book my grandchildren loved it
Skunk Black
Great story, great author
Great way to get your kids to read
Whitestone
The product was priced at $2.00 for a "like new" copy. the book was in impeccable shape. couldn't have done better if I'd have walked in to a store and bought it off the shelf. It was excellent
GWEZJ
I didn't really like the writing style. As a 5th grade teacher, I was looking for a new book to teach the kids, something fun and exciting with a little twist. The author has short choppy sentences and jumps around a lot. It wasn't for me.
Destitute orphan, Nick, knows the Jack and the Beanstalk legend. While infiltrating a fortress for a band of thieves, Nick sees evidence of Jack’s adventures, including the magic beans. Nick steals the beans to gain his own fortune. The beans sprout into the sky latching onto a cloud island where three giants live: Gullinda, the giantess who protected Jack, and Gnasher and Basher, her two evil sons. Gnasher and Basher have imprisoned Gullinda forcing her to weave beanstalk ropes for the brothers’ future invasion of Earth. Nick meets the captive Gullinda while searching for gold, but his sympathy drives him to free her. Once she escapes, Finch—the leader of the thieves—arrives to force Nick into stealing the giants’ wealth.

In Catanese’s re-released 2006 series, he uses Jack and the Beanstalk as the foundation for this first book. The original fairytale does not show any consequences for Jack’s illegal actions. Readers excuse Jack for stealing gold, betraying the giant’s wife, and killing the giant because Jack was saving his family. In Catanese’s novel, an older Jack admits greed fueled his behavior, not providing for his family. Jack relies on Nick to resolve the whole “giant” mess because the consequences of Jack’s past decisions are too huge for him to resolve alone. Besides the underlying atonement theme, The Thief and the Beanstalk is also a suspenseful, action-packed adventure appropriate for ages 13 and up.

(Review found on Children's Compass Chronicle: childrenscompasschronicle.blogspot.com)