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This collection of different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk are great for comparing and contrasting story elements and cultures.
Each version of Jack and the Beanstalk featured below is different. Many versions come from various cultures while others are told from different points of view. Still others offer a funny spin on the classic fairy tale.
All are perfect for comparing and contrasting story elements, points of view, and more.
Different Versions of Jack and the Beanstalk
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore.
If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Jack and the Beanstalk – An adaptation of the well-loved fairy tale follows the ambitious Jack as he scales the beanstalk and hears a giant thunder, a hen lay golden eggs, and three other magical sounds.
Jack and the Beanstalk – This Little Classics adaptation allows little ones to discover the wonderful characters of Jack and the Beanstalk in the hopes of encouraging a lifetime love of reading.
Jack and the Beanstalk – When Jack is sent to market to sell his family’s cow, he makes a trade for some magical beans, much to his mother’s chagrin. To Jack’s surprise, the beans grow into a giant beanstalk. Jack climbs all the way up and encounters a frightening giant. But when the giant is fast asleep, Jack climbs up and steals his treasures.
It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk – Jack is not fond of the bossy narrator of his fairy tale! When Jack is told to trade his beloved cow Bessie for some magic beans, throw the beans out the window, climb the ENORMOUS beanstalk that sprouts overnight, and steal from a GIANT, he decides this fairy tale is getting out of control
Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries – FEE FI FO FUM!When Jack trades the family cow for a handful of magic beans, he gets more beans than he ever expected or wanted. It’s bean porridge for breakfast! Bean salad for lunch! Bean chowder for dinner! It doesn’t take long before Jack is tired of eating nothing but beans–no matter how nutritious! But just as he’s about to chop down his magic beanstalk, he meets a grumpy giant, who is just as sick and tired of beans as he is.
Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks! – OF COURSE you think I was the bad guy, terrifying poor little Jack. You don’t know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you…
Jack and the Beanstalk – Join young Jack as he climbs a giant beanstalk to a magic castle in the clouds. Meet a hen that lays golden eggs and a harp that sings by itself. And don’t forget the ogre…
Jack and the Beanstalk – The engaging classic story is designed to appeal to the young child, with appropriate vocabulary for those learning to read. The large format is perfect for show-and-tell reading.
Jack and the Beanstalk – When Jack and his mother fall on hard times, they decide to sell their only cow. But Jack’s mother is not impressed when her son comes home with a handful of magic beans. The beans go straight out of the window . . . where they grow into an enormous beanstalk!
Mickey and the Beanstalk – A classic Disney Little Golden Book, starring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy, in their own version of the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk.
Move on Up That Beanstalk, Jack! – When times are tough, you pull yourself up and push yourself to the top … of a beanstalk … where you might get schooled in forces and motion by a STEM-loving giant named Dennis.
Jack’s Giant Problem – Jack narrowly escapes from the giant’s castle with a magic harp, leaving a trail of chaos behind him. Not content with his treasure, Jack returns for more…but will he be so lucky a second time?
Little Critter Jack and the Beanstalk – Mercer Mayer’s great wit, animated illustrations, and cleverly created flaps—lift them to see the magic beans in the bag and the giant beanstalk outside Jack’s window—enliven this beloved tale as never before.
Jim and the Beanstalk– After discovering a beanstalk growing outside of his window one morning, Jim decides to do what any person in a similar situation would do—he climbs it. At the top he finds the unexpected: a castle and a giant in need of a friend.
Hagop and the Hairy Giant – Hagop and the Hairy Giant takes place in Masis, Armenia, where our hero Hagop scales a magic noorr (pomegranate) tree to rescue the lovely Maryam, a prisoner of Medz Mazod, the hairy giant. But before he saves the girl, Hagop must first go head-to-head with Medz Mazod, battling him with a kebab shish, leading to other adventures with the giant’s magic oud (Armenian guitar) and golden hav (hen).
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
If your little ones enjoyed the Mickey Mouse version of this story, they’ll love this Beanstalk Mickey figurine.
These Jack and the Beanstalk Magicube blocks and figures allow kids to build different scenes from the story over and over again.
Jack and the Beanstalk story spoons help children develop speech and language skills while practicing sequencing and story recall.