Jack Outwits the Giants

Adapted by Paul Brett Johnson / Illustrated by Paul Brett Johnson
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About The Book

"Back some time ago in Appalachia, when folks still had to worry about giants and unicorns and such, there lived a boy named Jack."

Jack's caught in a downpour one day and finds a farmhouse in which to spend the night. But there's something funny about the big giant-woman and the big two-headed giant-man who own the place. What are they up to?

How Jack outwits those big old giants and saves his own hide is the heart of this funny tall tale from the award-winning creator of Fearless Jack.

About The Illustrators

Paul Brett Johnson grew up in the small town of Mousie, Kentucky, listening to stories about Jack, the boy-hero who stars in a series of Appalachian folk tales. In Fearless Jack, he has drawn upon this rich Appalachian heritage to bring the humor and energy of the Jack stories to life.

Paul Brett Johnson is a two-time recipient of the Kentucky Bluegrass Award and the creator of more than fifteen picture books, including The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down, which was a School Library Journal Best Book, an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, and one of the New York Public Library's "One Hundred Books for Reading and Sharing."

Paul lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he is currently at work on his next Jack Tale.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (May 5, 2008)
  • Length: 36 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416978619
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Nominee

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