Mary Pope Osborne, author of The Magic Tree House series, presents another fantastic story in Kate and the Beanstalk, a twist on the old “Jack and the Beanstalk” story with a female character and a different approach to the story. The stories begin similarly, with Kate also trading her family cow for a few magic beans. Overnight, the beans grow into the giant beanstalk, and Kate’s adventure into the sky begins. Children will enjoy comparing the Kate version with the Jack version, and following Kate’s success outsmarting the old giant to undo the evil he has done.

Illustrated by Giselle Potter

Published 2005, Aladdin