One day, Jack's mother asks him to sell the cow at market to earn some money. But Jack ends up swapping the cow, not for lots of gold pieces, but for a handful of magic beans. What happens when the beans grow into a giant beanstalk?
Josephine Poole is a widely published and highly acclaimed writer whose work includes poetry, plays, TV dramas, wildlife stories, retellings of classic stories, thrillers and teenage novels. Romance, suspense and the supernatural are her favourite themes. Her novel CATCH AS CATCH CAN was made into a television series. SNOW WHITE, illustrated by Angela Barrett, was shortlisted for the Smarities Prize in 1991. Josephine lives with her husband in the country in a very old house large enough for their six children and five grandchildren - should they visit together - and a horse, a pony, a donkey, three dogs, two cats, several guinea pigs and a goldfish. Paul Hess studied graphic deisgn before going on to work as an art director in various design studios. Paul began illustrating full-time in 1991 and has illustrated several children's books. He won the Association of Illustrators Award for Best Unpublished Illustration in 1992 and won the Sydney Morning Herald Award for Best Portrait in a Photographic Competition in 1978.