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The Giant and the Beanstalk

As a giant, Otto is a complete failure. In school, he nearly failed his classes in Cursing, Growling, and Stomping (his teachers gave him a passing grade because they worried about his self esteem). But the truth is, Otto doesn’t want to be fierce and scary. He’d much rather sit in his peaceful garden, smelling the roses and playing with Clara, his soft, fluffy, little pet hen.

Then one day a terrifying human named Jack climbs up a magical beanstalks to the land of the giants. When he discovers that Clara lays golden eggs, he grabs her and carries her away. Now Otto must find the courage to climb down that beanstalk and rescue her from the mysterious Jack. Only—who knew there were so many Jacks down there?

Recognition & Awards

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Medal Book Award; International Reading Association, Teachers’ Choice; Parent’s Choice Silver Honor Award; Texas Institute of Letters Friends of the Austin Public Library Award for Best Children’s Book; Starred review, Publisher’s Weekly.

The Giant and the Beanstalk
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