Jack can't seem to do anything useful for his poor mother. He can't even accomplish an errand as simple as selling their old cow; instead, he trades it for a handful of beans. But then those beans sprout into a towering stalk, which elevates Jack to a strange land ruled by a greedy giant. Jack must be clever and brave as he tries to return the giant's stolen treasures to their rightful owner. Along the way, he may even succeed in making his mother proud - and very wealthy!
E. Nesbit (1858-1924) spent her childhood in Germany and later lived in England. Her classic stories of fantasy and adventure for children, written in the early 1890s, include The Story of the Treasure Seekers, Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Railway Children. Matt Tavares is the illustrator of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and the author/illustrator of Zachary's Ball and Oliver's Game. He lives in Maine, USA.