"Crazy Jack" is a retelling of a favorite fairy tale, "Jack and the Beanstalk." Jack is only nine years old when his father disappears after climbing a cliff in search of a pot of gold. Seven years later, Jack trades the family cow for magic beans at the market. Then he plants the magic beans at the base of the cliff grow, so he can search for his father. The cannibalistic, wife beating giant chanting "Fee, fi, fo, fum" enters the story. Napoli puts a twist in the traditional story by adding a tale of romance between Jack and the cheese-making neighbor's daughter, Flora.
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arms basket beanstalk beside birds bowl bread bowl breath casde chair cheeks cheese chest chicken chicken coop cliff climb clouds comes courtyard cowslips DONNA JO NAPOLI door drop egg rolls entrance room everything eyes face fairy farmer faster feet field fingers Flora looks Flora's father flower giant gold eggs grab hands hear Hedley hold huge jump knees laughs leaf stem lips litde lyre manor houses meat Mother mouth night onions pick plant pot of gold pulls rain rainbow roast says Flora scrabble scream seeds sell seven beans shakes her head sheep shoulder shout shovel side sits sleep smell smiles squinches stalk stand stone stop Swarthmore College swing talk tell There's toad turn venison voice wager wagon wait walk what's whisper William woman