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Calamity Jack ❰Download❯ ➹ Calamity Jack Author Shannon Hale – Thomashillier.co.uk Jack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermindwith an unfortunate amount of bad luck A schemer plotter planner trickster swindlermaybe even thief One fine day Jack picks a target a little gia Jack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermindwith an unfortunate amount of bad luck A schemer plotter planner trickster swindlermaybe even thief One fine day Jack picks a target a little giant than the usual and one little bean turns into a great big building destroying beanstalkWith 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 peoplewhile catapulting themselves and readers into another fantastical adventure.


10 thoughts on “Calamity Jack

  1. Ronyell Ronyell says:

    “Calamity Jack” is a brilliant seuel to Shannon and Dean Hale’s ever popular classic “Rapunzel’s Revenge” and this graphic novel is a great retelling of the classic fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk” “Calamity Jack” is one of the most brilliant seuels that both adults and children will love for agesEver since Jack was a little child he would always scheme to take other people’s possessions to the distress of his hardworking mother One day however a giant named Blunderboar came in to Jack’s mother’s store and while he brought some bread from her his head smashes the top of the doorway to the store which upset both Jack and his mother since Blunderboar refused to pay for the damage and Jack and his mother did not have enough money to fix itSo Jack hatched a plan to go into Blunderboar’s penthouse to steal his goose to get back at Blunderboar unfortunately Jack does not know how to get into Blunderboar’s penthouse So Jack buys some magic beans from a mysterious person and when Jack threw the beans into the ground they grew into a beanstalk and Jack was able to climb onto the beanstalk and get inside Blunderboar’s penthouse and steal the goose that laid the golden eggs Unfortunately the beanstalk ending up uprooting Blunderboar’s penthouse and Jack accidentally killed one of Blunderboar’s henchmen when he was trying to cut down the beanstalk to stop it from uprooting Blunderboar’s penthouse After Jack escapes from the city Blunderboar is furious and he vows to get back at Jack at all costsNow that Jack has met up with Rapunzel in the last book he and Rapunzel go back to Jack’s hometown and they discovered that Blunderboar has taken over the city while vicious ant people terrorize the citizens Along with their new ally Freddie Rapunzel and Jack try to save the people from Blunderboar’s tyranny Shannon and Dean Hale have done it again in this classic retelling of a popular tale “Jack and the Beanstalk” and they made Jack in this tale just as shrewd and cunning as his original version and children will love the “Jack and the Beanstalk” reference in this book as it is modernized since Jack lives in a city in this version Also Shannon and Dean Hale has done a superb job at telling the story from Jack’s point of view instead of Rapunzel’s making the audience relate to Jack as he struggles to become one of the good guys Nathan Hale’s illustrations are much improved in this book as the characters look much smoother than in “Rapunzel’s Revenge” as Jack and Rapunzel’s faces look much smoother and less rough Also Nathan Hale makes the scenery much different in this book as the book takes place in a city rather than the western ranch city in “Rapunzel’s Revenge” and the city looks like a city from the 1600s“Calamity Jack” is a great seuel to a brilliant retelling of a classic fairy tale that adults and children will love for many years I would recommend this book from children ages six and up since small children might not understand the fairy tale parody in this bookReview is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog


  2. Valerie Valerie says:

    I usually don't like to use the word delightful because it reminds me of delicious so than I think of food and graphic novels are not food But somehow I just think this is delightful As a seuel to Rapunzel's Revenge it’s pretty darn good Now we get the point of view of Jack obviously and he is a funny character It starts off pretty much right were Rapuzel's story leaves off It gives a uick background at what Jack was up to even before he met Rapuzel You know where he gets the magic beans and steals the goose Both Rapunzel and Jack are still a great team and the two new characters make it just that much funnier than the last I was interested in the story than I thought I would be too Just swallowed this up with ease I still prefer novels but as a graphic novel this is delightful Now I've read nearly all of Hale's work


  3. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen ueen for TeensReadToocomJack has long been a trickster he's just not had the best of luck When a heist involving magic beans a beanstalk and giants goes wrong Jack leaves town After his adventures with Rapunzel in RAPUNZEL'S REVENGE Jack returns home to Shyport only to discover that the giant Blunderboar is in charge the city is in ruins thanks to an infestation of ant people and his mother is being held captive and is in charge of baking bones into bread It's up to Jack and Rapunzel to save the dayI'm often asked to give booktalks on great books for tweens and I always inlcude the Hale's first graphic novel outing RAPUNZEL'S REVENGE and now CALAMITY JACK These two books are a librarian's dream come true The Hales combine witty dialogue action and adventure beautifully detailed artwork and lots of humor to create the perfect graphic novel I would give this one to anyone who is not convinced in the value of graphic novels or anyone who's a newbie to the style And of course old fans tooThe fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk is given the steampunk treatment in CALAMITY JACK and those looking for a great adventure read will devour this one There's even a cute bit of romance thrown in so I think this book will have wide appeal It is a seuel to RAPUNZEL'S REVENGE but readers don't necessarily have to read the first one to pick this one up The book starts with Jack's past and gives us a little information on how Jack and Rapunzel met so I doubt readers will feel lostAs I mentioned the dialogue is very witty there were a few lines I just had to read aloud to my husband because they were too great to keep to myself The artwork is very detailed young Jack is pictured with his tongue out while thinking and we get a glimpse that he hasn't lost this habit as an adult It's this attention to detail that make the art stand out The text and illustrations pair perfectly and work together which makes this an excellent example of a graphic novel And be sure to check out the inside cover page for a peek at our authors and illustrator snuck into the artworkThis is a book to share to pass around to friends and re read because each time you'll see something new I'm hoping we can look forward to graphic novels from this creative team I'd love to see their take on other fairy tales


  4. Laura Laura says:

    I loved Rapunzel’s Revenge so I figured I would love Calamity Jack as well In the end I did but it was a slow start Jack is a bit of a con artist and is not really very likable when we first meet him However he grows on you and once things started clicking I was cheating for him just as much as Rapunzel wasStill set in the odd sort of Western time with ogres and giants and fun stuff like thatIf you can get past Jack’s backstory and see his heart you will like this second book


  5. John of Canada John of Canada says:

    OkNot as good as Rapunzels Revenge


  6. Sarah Sammis Sarah Sammis says:

    I had the pleasure of reading Rapunzel's Revenge for the 2008 Cybils Shortly after the Cybils ended Nathan Hale the illustrator posted sketches of the seuel Calamity Jack Thus began my year long obsession of waiting for the seuelOn page 50 of Rapunzel's Revenge Jack gives a uick explanation of why he's hiding out in the badlands of Gothel's Reach It's a throw away line two sentences long Calamity Jack fills in the blanks of that story as Jack and Rapunzel travel to the city to set things rightBefore Jack and Rapunzel arrive in town to stop the ant people and bring down another tyrant Jack reveals his past His story as expected is a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk but in an urban setting Jack also goes into his history and transformation from schemer and petty crook to the character we meet in the first bookMost of Jack's transformation is told through Nathan Hale's excellent illustrations I especially like the panels on page 13 that begin to show Jack's insecuritiesFrom page 40 onwards the focus is on Jack's return to the City with Rapunzel uickly they are in the middle of trouble with the Ant People terrorizing the train they're on and later the City itself The trolls are using the ants as an excuse to run the town with an iron fist With the help of a plucky and technology obsessed newspaper man they decide to put an end to Blunderboar's monopoly over the CityI loved Calamity Jack I have to admit to having a literary crush on Jack So having a graphic novel centered on him was two days of pure reading joyThe comic ends on a romantic cliff hanger and I'm hoping it means that there might be a third adventure in the futureI bought the book for review


  7. Cara Cara says:

    I was looking forward to read the seuel of Rapunzel's Revenge and it was fun to read but not necessarily as cool as the firstThe story has switched gears and our main character is Jack and as the reader we get to see what his past is all about and how did he ever get that goose? Well we get find out here and see Jack back in his hometurf It was funny and the illustrations and the placements are really just great and I could only imagine how much work is put into them I missed that Rapunzel's pigtails were no longer on her head but change can be good What this one was missing was that I really didn't get that fairytale feel like I did with the previous one I didn't feel as invested in the story as I like to be I'm guessing that the setting of Rapunzel's story fit better with the characters This is targeted towards a younger audience who will be sure to love it but it didn't capture me as much as the firstStill give it a try if you have read the first and come away with a good laugh


  8. Dolly Dolly says:

    We recently read Rapunzel's Revenge and were excited to see that there was a seuel to the story This second book in the series offers an unusual take on the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk with some interesting twists danger and some romance thrown in for good measureIt was a uick entertaining read and I enjoyed how the authors incorporated different fairy tales into the one story I love how spunky and adventurous Rapunzel is and I really enjoyed the graphic novel format I also liked Jack's dilemma about trying to make up for his wayward youth Our oldest also really enjoyed reading this book and we hope that stories will be forthcomingJuly 2017 update Reread this book following our children's book club meeting featuring graphic novels It's a terrific story and a fun fast read Certainly worth a second read


  9. Daphne Daphne says:

    I think Calamity Jack was better than the first book in the series It had a consistent pace and a larger cast of characters Of course there were a ton of characters in Rapunzel's Revenge but they were all very minor characters who were only an active part of the story for a few pages Pru and Freddie on the other hand were actually important characters and were there throughout the entire book The writing style is still simplistic and the plot is still cliché but if you enjoyed the first book in the series you'll definitely enjoy this one


  10. Jessica Jessica says:

    I actually liked this better than the first one I love the character of Jack and really enjoyed finding out his backstory The jabberwocky and the bandersnatch were great too


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