Annotations for Clever Jack Takes the Cake


Baker & Taylor
Baking a cake for the princess's 10th birthday party when he doesn't have enough money to buy a present, clever Jack is challenged to bring the cake to the castle in one piece. By the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winning author of The Lincolns and the illustrator of the Christopher Award-winning How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

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Random House, Inc.
Take a bite out of this deliciously funny original fairy tale, which received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book of the Year byBooklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and the Bank Street College of Education.

What would you do if you were invited to the princess's tenth birthday party but didn't have money for a gift? Well, clever Jack decides to bake the princess a cake.

Now he just has to get it to the castle in one piece. What could possibly go wrong?

Candace Fleming and G. Brian Karas, creators of the bestselling picture book Muncha! Muncha!Muncha!, have teamed up again to bring us a modern fairy tale starring a determined boy and a story-loving princess with a good sense of humor. While girls will fall for a story featuring a princess's birthday party, Jack's adventures with trolls, bears, and gypsies make this the perfect read for young boys as well--and ideal for storytime.

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