Home > Seasonal > Christmas > Gladys Boalt

Jack

Collection:  Jack and the Beanstalk

The perfect mixture of improvident good intentions and a lot of luck.  If it took stupidity to sell the cow for beans, it certainly took courage to climb that beanstalk.

Jack and the Beanstalk is a folktale said by English historian Francis Palgrave to be an oral legend that arrived in England with the Vikings. The tale is closely associated with the tale of Jack the Giant-killer. It is known under a number of versions. Benjamin Tabart's moralized version of 1807 is the first appearance in print, but "Felix Summerly" (Henry Cole) popularized it in The Home Treasury (1842), and Joseph Jacobs rewrote it in English Fairy Tales (1890). Jacobs's version is most commonly reprinted today and is believed to more closely adhere to the oral versions than Tabart's, because it lacks the moralizing of that version.[

Dimensions:  6.0 inches

Sku:  4859

Vendor:  Gladys Boalt

$54.00

Quantity: