Storytime: Jack and the Incredibly Mean Stalk

meanstalkYear: 2014
Author: Gemma Cary
Illustrator: Kelly Caswell

Once, there was a boy called Jack. He lived with his Mum in a tiny flat and he believed in magic.

One day, Jack sold their television in return for some magic beans. Jack’s Mum was so angry that she tossed the beans out of the window. Before long, something below began to rumble…

‘What is it?’ said Mum.

‘An earthquake?’ suggested Jack.

Jack and his Mum ran outside just as a little green shoot burst from the earth.

The little shoot became a thin stem and the thin stem became a chunky stalk.

A crowd began to gather nearby.

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