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Waynetta and the Cornstalk: A Texas Fairy Tale LTF Edition
Contributor(s): Ketteman, Helen, Greenseid, Diane (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0807586889     ISBN-13: 9780807586884
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co
    OUR PRICE: $9.60  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: July 2012
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Annotation: Times sure are tough on the ranch, and Waynetta and her ma can use all the luck they can get. But when Waynetta trades their last longhorn for a handful of so-called magic corn, Ma is non too pleased. A fast-paced Texas retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk featuring a girl hero.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | Adaptations
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles
Dewey: E
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 10.50" W x 0.25" (0.40 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 114753
Reading Level: 3.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q41235
Reading Level: 3.7   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring)
This Texas "Jack and the Beanstalk" has cowgirl Waynetta climbing a cornstalk to find a ranch in the sky owned by a nasty giant cowboy. Waynetta retrieves her family's treasures, including a longhorn that produces golden cowpats, and tames the giant. The country expressions add regional flavor (though they get a bit tiresome). The boldly colored illustrations are appropriately larger than life. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Fall)
This Texas "Jack and the Beanstalk" has cowgirl Waynetta climbing a cornstalk to find a ranch in the sky owned by a nasty giant cowboy. Waynetta retrieves her family's treasures, including a longhorn that produces golden cowpats, and tames the giant. The country expressions add regional flavor (though they get a bit tiresome). The boldly colored illustrations are appropriately larger than life. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 April)

K-Gr 3— Spunky cowgirl Waynetta and her mother live on a ranch where the lack of water has forced them to sell all but one of them. Finally, Ma has to ask her daughter to sell that "sorry-looking critter," but instead the girl exchanges it for some magic corn. In this exuberant reworking of "Jack and the Beanstalk," Waynetta reaches the top of a giant cornstalk to find "the biggest ranch she'd ever seen." Then she walks to the front door (readers must surmise that it belongs to a house) and is greeted by a giant woman who says, "I reckon you've come to take back the things my husband stole from your ma years ago." The giant, who looks like an old Wild West villain, arrives chanting, "Fee, fie, foe, fat,/I think I smell a cowgirl brat!/Fee, fie, foe, feet,/chicken-fried cowgirl is what I'll eat!" While Waynetta hides behind a giant-size bowl of beans, he brings out his treasures, "a longhorn no bigger than a barn cat" that deposits "a golden cowpat," a lariat that "never misses," and a "thimble-sized bucket" that "never runs out of water." Watercolor images in varying shades of brown with dramatic splashes of purples, reds, greens, and blues depict Waynetta's rickety old house surrounded by broken fences and desert landscape. A gun-toting, ax-wielding mother and other exaggerative characters accompany the rich Texan parlance that peppers this amusing read-aloud.—Kirsten Cutler, Sonoma County Library, CA

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