'Jack couldn't help feeling envious of Jill, he wished he'd climbed a beanstalk instead of a hill...'
Whilst Jack lies in bed recovering from his fall down the hill, Jill sets out to save her family from ruin. When she sells their cow for a handful of magic beans, her adventures into the land of the giant begin, but will the risk pay off or will her family go hungry?
Manju Gregory brings together a host of familiar faces from folktales and nursery rhymes in this inspired reworking of an old favourite. 'Jill and the Beanstalk' challenges convention, and flouts readers' expectations by casting a confident young girl as the hero who slays the giant to save her family. This new version of the traditional tale invites readers to discuss gender, discrimination, and preconceptions. Written in rhyme, Manju Gregory's adaptation will also allow more advanced readers to develop sophisticated vocabulary skills.
This ebook contains text and narration in both languages, making the stories ideal for those new to English, or wanting to learn a new language. There are follow-on activities including audio flash cards, matching pairs, label the parts, sequencing the story and a video questionnaire. An animated video of each story is provided in English.
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