Jack thinks of himself as a criminal mastermind with an unfortunate amount of bad luck. A schemer, a trickster …maybe even a thief? But, of course, he’s not out for himself he’s trying to take the burden off his hardworking mum’s shoulders. She’d understand, right? He hopes she might even be proud. Then, one day, Jack chooses a target a little more …’giant’ than the usual, and as one little bean turns into a great big building-destroying beanstalk, his troubles really begin. But with help from Rapunzel and other eccentric friends, Jack just might out-swindle the evil giants and put his beloved city back in the hands of the people who live there …whilst catapulting them and the reader into another fantastical adventure.
I was so excited to read more about Jack and Rapunzel as Book 1, Rapunzel’s Revenge, was adorable and this book was no different! I’m not usually a fan of graphic novels, but I really enjoyed this one. It is jam packed with action, witty dialgoue and humor.
Calamity Jack had a great plot! It keeps you interested the entire time! You have Jack and Rapunzel off on more adventures, only this time they recruit some new help! The one thing I would’ve liked to see revisited a bit more was Jack and Rapunzel’s friendship. You see it building much more in Rapunzel’s Revenge, and I would’ve love to see a bit more of it in Calamity Jack. I felt as if the connection between them wasn’t as apparant.
I absolutely love the pictures in Calamity Jack! The cover is gorgeous, and the drawings are just plain awesome! Calamity Jack is a great entertaining read that doesn’t take a long time to read. It’s cute, has action, and has pictures you could stare at all day!
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