An Author a Month (for Nickels): by Sharron L. McElmeel

By Sharron L. McElmeel

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Illustrated by Lorinda Bryan Cauley. Harcourt, 1986. A cat was the only inheritance of the youngest son of a poor miller. But the cat (Puss) is clever and cunning and proves to be a very rich inheritance indeed. Each day Puss sends fresh vegetables, a hare, or pheasant to the king, telling him that the food is from the Marquis of Carabas, the title Puss has given his master. After Puss persuades his master to supply him with a pouch and a pair of Page 12 walking boots, he sets off to win his master a fortune.

Another version of the classic tale. In Cauley's illustrations the wolf is presented as a country gentleman among bumpkins. All the elements of the traditional tale are here, along with a few surprises. 1. Compare and contrast Cauley's version with several of the following versions. Discuss the setting, the dialogue between the wolf and the pigs, and particularly note the variant endings. In some versions the pigs who built the straw home and the stick home are eaten, while in other versions they flee to the brick home of the third pig.

In this version the giant's wife has a name, Matilda, the giant's verse refers to "country bum," and a magic tablecloth is stolen (instead of a bag of gold). Weston Woods has a filmstrip/cassette available for this title. They also have available a companion filmstrip/cassette, Creating Jack and the Bean Tree: Tradition and TechniqueGail E. Haley. Ross, Tony. Jack and the Beanstalk. Illustrated by Tony Ross. Delacorte, 1981. A humorous retelling that gives the traditional tale a wacky twist. Steel, Flora Annie.

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