Mrs. Nash's Second Grade Class
Cumberland Elementary School
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Jack or a “Knock-Off?”

Our class read one of the Original versions of the story Jack And The Beanstalk, as retold by Ann Keay Beneduce. We discussed the basic story elements, and then proceeded to read several “Knock-Off” (Jack Stories with a different Twist) versions of the story. We were so amused by stories such as Look Out Jack The Giant is Back, and Jack and The Giant, a Story Full Of Beans , that we decided to write our own “Knock-Off” version. We tried to write a story that would be the Opposite of the traditional Jack Stories.
Here is a “brief” version of our story:


Once upon a time there was a girl named Jackie. She lived with her father. They were very rich. They lived in Hawaii. Father told Jackie to take their chicken to the grocery store and get some bean seeds. On the way to the grocery store, Jackie met a woman who switched Jackie’s bean seeds for pineapple seeds.
Jackie’s dad was very happy about what Jackie had done. Dad planted the Pineapple seeds. The next minute Jackie noticed the seeds were dead, but there was a jet pack on the ground. She used the jet pack and flew into the mountains. She came to a small hut with a poor Tom Thumb sized farmer. Jackie gave the little farmer gold, furniture and rubies. They became friends and lived ever after!

(Be sure to read Jack and The Giant, a Story Full Of Beans
by Jim Harris)



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