Fractured Fairy Tales

A fractured fairy tale is a story that uses fairy tales you know and then changes the
characters, setting, points of view, or plots.

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Grades 4-6

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Grades 1-3

Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk

Liesl Shurtliff


All his life, Jack has longed for an adventure, so when giants turn up in the neighbor's cabbage patch, he is thrilled! Soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of super-sized fun: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters. . . . But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they’ll do anythingâ€"even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soupâ€"to get it back.

296 Pages