Shannon, Dean and Nathan Hale
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2010
Jack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermind…with an unfortunate amount of bad luck. A schemer, plotter, planner, trickster, swindler...maybe even thief? One fine day Jack picks a target a little more giant than the usual, and one little bean turns into a great big building-destroying beanstalk.
With help from Rapunzel (and her trusty braids), a pixie from Jack’s past, and a man with inventions from the future, they just might out-swindle the evil giants and put his beloved city back in the hands of good people ....while catapulting themselves and readers into another fantastical adventure.
Considering that this book came out in 2010, I’m guessing there aren’t anymore books like this in the works. So depressing! This was fun, but not as fun as Rapunzel. The plot in Rapunzel’s Revenge was more complicated and interesting. I did like Calamity Jack, I just wish Freddie would have been a mysterious fairy tale character, also. (I might have missed something there; I was reading very quickly!) Then the third book could have been his back story! Oh, well. This was still a great read!