Jack Plank Tells Tales by Natalie BabbittJack Plank Tells Tales by Natalie Babbitt

Jack Plank Tells Tales

byNatalie Babbitt

Paperback | April 1, 2011

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From the author of Tuck Everlasting, her first novel in twenty-five years!

Jack Plank has left his pirate shipmates and gone ashore. Each day he sets out from Mrs. DelFresno's boarding house to look for a new job. Each evening he returns to regale the other borders with the story of his job search plus a tall tale from his life as a pirate to explain why that particular job wouldn't be suitable. For who would want to work where there might be a troll, or the danger of getting a crab permanently caught in your beard? Or what about a treacherous, music-loving crocodile?

Natalie Babbitt is the author/illustrator of fourteen books for children, among then Tuck Everlasting, The Search for Delicious, and Kneeknock Rise, a Newbery Honor Book. Five of her books have been named ALA Notable Children's Books. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Title:Jack Plank Tells TalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.63 × 5.27 × 0.38 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545004977

ISBN - 13:9780545004978

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Jack Plank Tells Tales:A Los Angeles Times Favorite Children's Book of 2007 A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2007 New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" "Witty, spellbinding, pitch-perfect tales of the high seas from the author of Tuck Everlasting." - Parenting "One treasure of a book." - School Library Journal "Perceptive readers will figure out long before Jack precisely what profession he's perfect for...as Babbitt expertly weaves a message into Jack's tales: that stories are just as vital to a community as farming the land or baking bread." - Publishers Weekly, starred review