Jack and the Beanstalk – review and giveaway

Fee Fi Fo Fum! Immortal words spoken at the first Pantomime I ever went to as a child at the Princes Hall in Aldershot.  Jack and the Beanstalk has been a favourite of mine since I was a young child and I’ve been introducing Monkey to the latest version retold by John Cech which was released earlier this month.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk has been a much loved tale through the generations, right back from when it was first published in 1734.  The Robert Mackenzie illustrations work so well with this retelling of a classic fairy tale.

Jack and the Beanstalk

We follow Jack on his adventures from the moment he sells his family cow for a bag of beans, watch as the beanstalk grows up high and read on in wonder as he climbs up high.

Monkey loved reading about Jack outwitting the Giant and not being caught as he hid from him in the Giant’s house.  We read on as Jack stole the golden egg laying goose and the never-ending sack of gold coins.

I’d forgotten that the giant’s poor wife decides to run away with Jack in the end and brings his magical harp with her.  It’s a lovely story and a true classic which will keep the children entertained.  The paperback version is available for £5.99, and I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for you.

disclaimer:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review

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I thought it would be lovely to share this classic tale with you this Christmas time, and I have 3 copies of Jack and the Beanstalk available for you to win.  Just complete the Gleam form below – good luck!

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The giveaway will close on 20th December 2015 at midnight.

Jack and the Beanstalk book

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

49 thoughts on “Jack and the Beanstalk – review and giveaway

  1. We like Billy Goats Gruff, it was my favourite when i was a child and now my twin boys love it too. We like the troll x

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