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Tle 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. 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

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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. 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 clich but if you enjoyed the first book in the series you ll definitely enjoy this one

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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 lit. 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


10 thoughts on “Calamity Jack

  1. says:

    “Calamity Jack” is a brilliant seuel to Shannon and Dean Hale’s ever popular classic “Rapunzel’s Revenge” and this graphic novel is

  2. 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 characte

  3. 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 an

  4. 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

  5. says:

    OkNot as good as Rapunzels Revenge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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 Rapunze

  9. 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 w

  10. 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