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About The Book

Mary Pope Osborne and Giselle Potter’s funny, magical retelling of a favorite fairy tale featuring Kate, a new and inspiring heroine.

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum’un,
I smell the blood of an Englishwoman.
Be she alive or be she dead,
I'll grind her bones to make my bread.


Readers will cheer on the resourceful, gutsy Kate as she outsmarts the famously greedy giant.

About The Author

Mary Pope Osborne is the award-winning author of many distinguished books for children and young adults, including the bestselling Magic Treehouse series; Favorite Medieval Tales, illustrated by Troy Howell; American Tall Tales, illustrated by Michael McCurdy; Rocking Horse Christmas, illustrated by Ned Bittinger; and Adaline Falling Star. The former president of the Author's Guild, she lives in New York City with her husband, Will.

About The Illustrator

Photo courtesy of the illustrator

Giselle Potter has illustrated many books, including Try It! by Mara Rockliff, All By Himself?  by Elana K. Arnold, and Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, as well as her own Tell Me What to Dream AboutThis Is My Dollhouse,and The Year I Didn’t Go to School, about traveling through Italy with her parents’ puppet troupe when she was eight. She lives in Rosendale, New York, with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at GisellePotter.com. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 25, 2014)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481419567
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD580L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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