Jack and the Giant Barbeque is a humorous retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk with a Wild West spin. In this story Jack loves to eat barbeque but his mother can’t make it any more after the tragedy that struck Jack’s daddy. Jack is surprised to learn his daddy once made the finest barbeque in West Texas. One day a giant stole his secret barbeque recipe book and Jack’s daddy died of a broken heart. Jack decides to set out to find the giant and steal back his daddy’s recipe book. Jack climbs Mount Pecos in search of the giant’s barbeque shack. Once there Jack finds a talking jukebox that offers to help him get the recipe book. Will Jack be able to outsmart the giant and get his daddy’s recipe book back? Check out this book to see what happens. Children ages 5 to 10 will enjoy the bold and colorful illustrations. A great read aloud and perfect tale for comparing and contrasting to Jack and the Beanstalk.
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