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Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the Mighty Jack series.


Description


Like a bolt from the blue, Jack's little sister Maddy is gone—carried into another realm by an ogre.

When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy’s captor through the portal, they are ready for anything . . . except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive.

Alone and injured, Jack and Lilly must each face their own monsters—as well as giants who grind the bones of human children to feed their “beast” and a fearsome goblin king in the sewers down below.

But when Jack finds himself in a tough spot, help comes from the most unlikely person: the goblin king!

Ben Hatke, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Zita the Spacegirl, concludes his latest middle-grade fantasy-adventure graphic novel series, Mighty Jack, with the energetic finale to his retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk.

About the Author


Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia's House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

Praise For…


"Expect demand for the next installment to be through the roof; Hatke's brilliant finalscene should elicit audible exclamations from fans of his work. Anotheroutstanding adventure from a master storyteller." —Kirkus, starred review

"The ending is an awesome surprise for Hatke fans, bringing much of his work together in one final scene, and it will ensure they will excitedly wait to follow Jack and co. on their next adventure" —BCCB

"Full-bleedpages with hordes of fantastic monsters rendered in wild, organic shapes, and he further enlivens the story with snappy, comical dialogue." —Booklist

"
VERDICT An excitingconclusion to a modern-day take on “Jack and the Beanstalk,” this title is evenstronger than the previous book. Highly recommended for libraries where thefirst installment is popular" —SLJ



Product Details
ISBN: 9781626722675
ISBN-10: 1626722676
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Mighty Jack

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This book is a delight! It serves a great role as a perfect segue book for those kids who love reading graphic novels, but need to try reading chapter books as well! I’ve loved Kenneth Oppel’s books since I was a kid, and he continues to deliver treasures that are original and unique. Inkling follows Ethan, whose father used to be a very successful comic artist, and now Ethan struggles with his legacy, but things are shaken up when a little ink blot, an inkling, comes to life from his father’s work!! This book is at once charming and touching, and full of bits of chuckle-inducing humor and heart. Inkling is packed with illustrations too, which make it even more fun for those that love art or graphic novels! After Inkling, whenever I see an ink blot or an ink stain, I gasp and think, “IT’S AN INKLING!!”

(Middle Grade, ages 8+) - reviewed by Isabel