Title: Calamity Jack
Author: Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
Illustrator: Nathan Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
Release Date: January 5, 2010
Size: 144 pages, 8×11, hardcover
Genre: YA; Graphic Novel
Series: Rapunzel’s Revenge
This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award.
Jack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermind…with an unfortunate amount of bad luck. A schemer, plotter, planner, trickster, swindler…maybe even thief? One fine day Jack picks a target a little more giant than the usual, and one little bean turns into a great big building-destroying beanstalk.
With 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 people ….while catapulting themselves and readers into another fantastical adventure.