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Calamity Jack by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
Cover Artist: Nathan Hale
Review by Gayle Surrette
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781599903736
Date: 05 January 2010 List Price $14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

With the events of Rapunzel's Revenge over and the people free of the evil witch, Rapunzel and Jack are on the road again. This time their heading to the city so Jack can show Rapunzel where he grew up and so she can meet his family. But the city that Jack left is very different from the one they find when they arrive. The giants seem to have taken over and Jack's mother is a captive forced to bake only for the giant Blunderboar, using his special flour.

From official release/information:

Product Description: Jack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermind…with an unfortunate amount of bad luck. A schemer, plotter, planner, trickster, swindler...maybe even thief? One fine day Jack picks a target a little more giant than the usual, and one little bean turns into a great big building-destroying beanstalk.

With help from Rapunzel (and her trusty braids), a pixie from Jack's past, and a man with inventions from the future, they just might out-swindle the evil giants and put his beloved city back in the hands of good people ....while catapulting themselves and readers into another fantastical adventure.

(Source: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books)

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