Jill finds herself in a story-world of magicians and dragons and floating castles, apples of immortality and the most grusome giant of all time. She meets Old Feller Storyteller, with his raggedy tangle of a beard, who sends her to find Jack. She finds brave Jacks, cowardly Jacks, daft Jacks, clever Jacks and good-for-nothing Jacks but not the one she is looking for.
Until she finds herself in a story of her own and embarks on a thrilling and magical adventure . . .
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According to the TES Berlie Doherty "has magic in her". Indeed she does. In fact, her particular brand of writing fairly twinkles with magical insight, leaving the reader in little doubt that they have just read something special.
In The Famous Adventures of Jack the author waves her magic wand and presents us with a world of dragons, magicians, floating castles and beautiful princesses as the mischievous Old Feller Storyteller sends young Jill on her search for someone called Jack. But as Jill discovers, finding the right Jack is not as easy as it first seems, and along the way she encounters brave Jacks, cowardly Jacks, silly Jacks and lazy Jacks, but the Jack she most desires seems to have disappeared in a puff of smoke.
The Famous Adventures of Jack is a deceptively simple, sparkling story that touches on the fairy-tale in all of us and makes excellent reading for children who are confident enough to read alone. It is, however, also ideal for bedtime reading for younger children. Age 7--10. --Susan HarrisonReview:
Ingeniously splicing the old and the new, this is a book that plays on children's familiarity with fairy tales and which celebrates our need to hear old stories in new ways. ( The Guardian, 29th March 2000)
a book of connected short stories... Each magically entertaining in its own right ( TES, 10th March 2000)
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Book Description Greenwillow, HarperCollins, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. RARE Advance Reading Copy-Uncorrected Proofs-Not For Sale. 1st Edition-Stated. 1st Printing-Full # LIne. New copy. Never read. Trade paperback format. Back cover scratched on the right side. Still a Beautiful copy of book and cover. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 001442
Book Description Greenwillow Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0066236185