Author(s): Stimpson, Colin,
Date of Publication: 01/11/2013,
Pagination: 40 pages,
Imprint: Templar Publishing,
Published By: Templar Publishing
Book Classification: Picture storybooks, Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage), Interest age: from c 5 years
Colin Stimpson sets his version of Jack and the Beanstalk in a futuristic 1950s America, with skyscrapers surrounding the flyover under which Jack and his mother run a cafe, and a vintage framing to the illustrations.
When the flyover threatens their cafe, Jack's mother sends him to buy the best coffee beans to attract new customers, but he buys baked beans instead. His mother throws them out, yet after climbing the resulting beanstalk, he finds a giant whose cooking skills save the business.
A delightful, comic twist on a traditional tale.