Mighty Jack and the Goblin King
The garden behind Jack’s house has gone wild with creatures set loose by the magic beans Jack and his kid sister Maddy planted. One particularly mean creature has kidnapped Maddy and carried her off. Now Jack and his neighbour Lilly must follow her to a world between worlds beyond the vines and stalks, where giants grind the bones of human children to feed their beast in the castle up above, and a fearsome goblin king rules down below. It’ll take more than Lilly’s bag of concoctions and tricks, and more than one hero, to rescue Maddy, reunite Jack’s family, and bring them all safely home again.
Expect demand for the next installment to be through the roof; Hatke's brilliant finalscene should elicit audible exclamations from fans of his work. Anotheroutstanding adventure from a master storyteller. --Kirkus, starred review The ending is an awesome surprise for Hatke fans, bringing much of his work together in one final scene, and it will ensure they will excitedly wait to follow Jack and co. on their next adventure --BCCB Full-bleedpages with hordes of fantastic monsters rendered in wild, organic shapes, and he further enlivens the story with snappy, comical dialogue. --Booklist VERDICT An excitingconclusion to a modern-day take on "Jack and the Beanstalk," this title is evenstronger than the previous book. Highly recommended for libraries where thefirst installment is popular --SLJ
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