Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday 6/16/10

HALF UPON A TIME by James Riley

Life's no fairy tale for Jack. After all, his father's been missing ever since that incident with the beanstalk and the giant, and his grandfather keeps pushing him to get out and find a princess to rescue. Who'd want to rescue a snobby, entitled princess anyway? Especially one that falls out of the sky wearing a shirt that says "Punk Princess," and still denies she's royalty. In fact, May doesn't even believe in magic. Yeah, what's that about? May does need help though—a huntsman is chasing her, her grandmother has been kidnapped, and Jack thinks it's all because of the Wicked Queen . . . mostly because May's grandmother might just be the long-lost Snow White. Jack and May's thrillingly hilarious adventure combines all the classic stories—fractured as a broken magic mirror—into one epic novel for the ages.

It's not often we get re-tellings of Jack and the Beanstalk, even though I just read The World Above (and loved it!), so I am totally interested in this cute younger reader version. It sounds so spunky!

Release Date: September 7th, 2010

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