Jack, the giant-killer

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Berkley Pub. Group, 1987 - Fiction - 202 pages
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Review: Jack, the Giant Killer (Jack of Kinrowan #1)

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

I don't know if I've mentioned this on the blog yet, but I am OBSESSED with fairy tale retellings. There's just something so interesting about a story that you already know the plot to, but with ... Read full review

Review: Jack, the Giant Killer (Jack of Kinrowan #1)

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Great retelling the Jack and the bean stalk story. Nineteen year old Jacky Rowan, just got dumped by her boyfriend. Walking home after going out to ease her troubles, she sees something... not quite right. Enter the Faerie world... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Charles de Lint, an extraordinarily prolific writer of fantasy works, was born in the Netherlands in 1951. Due to his father's work as a surveyor, the family lived in many different places, including Canada, Turkey, and Lebanon. De Lint was influenced by many writers in the areas of mythology, folklore, and science fiction. De Lint originally wanted to play Celtic music. He only began to write seriously to provide an artist friend with stories to illustrate. The combination of the success of his work, The Fane of the Grey Rose (which he later developed into the novel The Harp of the Grey Rose), the loss of his job in a record store, and the support of his wife, Mary Ann, helped encourage de Lint to pursue writing fulltime. After selling three novels in one year, his career soared and he has become a most successful fantasy writer. De Lint's works include novels, novellas, short stories, chapbooks, and verse. He also publishes under the pseudonyms Wendelessen, Henri Cuiscard, and Jan Penalurick.

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