Fairytale Flashback: JACK

FE FI FO FUM! I SMELL THE BLOOD OF OUR THIRD EDITION OF FAIRYTALE FLASHBACK! We’re bringing you a whole mess of Jacks! The Jack and the Beanstalk tale has been reimagined a great deal: some vilifying Jack as the villain, and some trying to explain why that giant was so peeved.

A collage of Jack and the beanstalks

With many thanks to D.L. Ashliman’s folk tale library, (click to view) we’ve got a whole slew of Jack and the Beanstalk variations ripe for the reading – just click here to get to them – but don’t be surprised if they’re less “happily ever after” than you remember!