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Kate and the Beanstalk 

Kate and the Beanstalk (2000)
A novel by Mary Pope Osborne

 
A clever twist on a classic fairy tale, Mary Pope Osborne and Giselle Potter's Kate and the Beanstalk stars a whip-smart girl instead of traditionally lazy, not-so-bright Jack. Osborne's telling (aside from the gender switch) remains fairly faithful to the original: the hungry mother sends her child out to sell the cow, the cow is traded for magic beans, the angry mother tosses the beans out the window, a beanstalk grows, the hero(ine) climbs it, and vanquishes the evil giant, winning treasure in the process. A surprise ending (for Kate, anyway... astute readers may guess the outcome) gives the tale an extra jolt of happily-ever-after. It's Potter's remarkably original illustrations that make this version stand out, however. Rich yet muted tones invite the eye to linger over the flat pictures of oval-headed Kate (in her various disguises), the creepy, droopy-lipped giant, and the rest. Potter's award-winning illustrations have appeared in The Honest-To-Goodness Truth and Gabriella's Song, while the ever-popular Osborne is best known for her Magic Tree House series. (Ages 4 to 10) --Emilie Coulter

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2005 : Library Binding
Title: Kate And The Beanstalk (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN: 141774331X / 9781417743315 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2005 : Hardback
Title: Kate and the Beanstalk (Anne Schwartz Books)
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN: 1613831854 / 9781613831854 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2000 : Hardback
Title: Kate and the Beanstalk
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN: 0689825501 / 9780689825507 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

September 2005 : Paperback
Title: Kate and the Beanstalk (Anne Schwartz Books)
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN: 1416908188 / 9781416908180 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

January 2001 : Paperback
Title: Kate and the beanstalk
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN: 0439305772 / 9780439305778 (USA, UK, or Canada (English speaking) edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2014 : Kindle edition
Title: Kate and the Beanstalk: with audio recording (Anne Schwartz Books)
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN: B00FNVSHTC
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   

March 2014 : Kindle edition
Title: Kate and the Beanstalk: with audio recording (Anne Schwartz Books)
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN: B00FNX5KUE
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   

 


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