"Niamh Sharkey's Jack and the Beanstalk is both spectacular and eccentric, and its real originality is matched by Richard Walker's refreshing text."
The Sunday Times.

"An old story told in a refreshingly new way. I love Sharkey's illustrations." Mail On Sunday

“Trimmed to a jaunty pace and filled with lively humour...this remains a rousing adventure.” Kirkus Reviews.

"Not only is this a fresh retelling of the traditional tale that is fun to read aloud, Niamh Sharkey's illustrations are a real treat. Whimsical and stylised, her characters are full of life and humour, while her palette of smudgy, earthy colours are pleasing to the eye and add depth and atmosphere to the storytelling. Jack is portrayed as a good-hearted opportunist who deserves his reward for his quick thinking. This is an ideal book for sharing or for young readers to enjoy for themselves."
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