Mighty Jack
  • Mighty Jack
  • Mighty Jack
ISBN: 1626722641
EAN13: 9781626722644
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 6, 2016
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 0.73" H x 8.43" L x 5.85" W
Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Jack might be the only kid in the world who's dreading summer. But he's got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It's a lot of responsibility, and it's boring, too, because Maddy doesn't talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk to tell Jack to trade their mom's car for a box of mysterious seeds. It's the best mistake Jack has ever made.

In Mighty Jack, what starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything a dragon.

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   Mighty Jack is more Ben Hatke Magic
In our house, Ben's graphic novels and picture books are staples. We got Mighty Jack the day it was released and my son is already asking about the next book. He read it three times in the first week. He stops every now and again to find me and share with me a particular section. Ben All other favorites of his books. We wear them out. I'm probably going to have to replace Zita with the Spacegirl series at some point, since they've read through each of them a dozen times. Are you concerned that you can 't get your child to put a screen? Ben Hatke can hand over anything to them.
   An All-ages Masterwork. Again.
As a good writer myself, I like to think that I also appreciate the bad stuff. He is brilliant from plotting, to art and to characters. His characters are strong, resolute, innovative, and brave. His work also provides a wonderful tool to inspire children to learn English in other countries.
   more cartoon than reading material
My 5th grader flipped through this book in less than an hour because it is mostly illustrated like a 100pg cartoon strip. Some sections have no words, just Arrrrgh! If you seek so-called true reading material, go elsewhere. The cool thing about it is that the Goofs at NYT or WaPo have not yet cancelled it.
   Family favourite
I swear that Ben Hatke is responsible for all my children learning to read! His books are so beautiful and engaging. My children all started by reading the pictures and worked from there. Highly recommended for 6-10 year-olds.
   Not for my kid
This is graphic as far as many of the excellent novels go. Jealous as a parent, however, I have to remove a star. This could have been wonderful for children, but the author chose to include some language and some pretty creepy elements. I would not recommend for young children because once you arrive at the dark end of this book, you will have to get the sequel, which uses language and was in general too troubling for my eight-year-old. Kids dwell on the dark and creepy side more than the good, and I like to keep our reading as long as possible innocent.
   Ben Hatke - We love you!
It began with Julia's Creatures. We checked it from the library. I purchased a copy immediately. My 12 year old and 5 year old love drawing out all the creatures. Nobody then found Hey a Goblin. My 4 year old insists on reading this book every day. He loves a goblin, well! It's been a hit! Both of them sat for an hour on my lap, while we read it. We acquiring everything that Ben Hatke writes. What a wonderful naturally gifted person!
   Not Zita
After we thoroughly enjoyed Hatke's three Zita the Spacegirl novels, my eight-year-old grandson and I was eager to share the story with Mighty Jack. He was less than fascinated by the book's storyline, but we plumb through it. There is great artwork and a lot of mood and atmosphere, but not much story to this book, which leaves you wandering rather than cliff hanging. It appeared little more than a short prelude to the second volume.
   Graphic novel lovers will love this one
It will love this graphic novel lover! A throw of Jack and The Beanstalk, but SO much better! The little adventure starts there! Jack and his sister take their hands on some magical seeds and '' the magical adventure begins there! My kids love this book, especially my 4th grade students. The Goblin King ends with a giant cliffhanger and we waited eagerly for the sequel, Mighty Jack and the Mighty Jack, which is now out!
   An instant hit at our house & school.
My daughter chose this as my birthday present for my son that year. I enjoyed the first book better than the second because I really liked all the character development he did while introducing the main characters. Really old concept for a remake of an cool classic is really cool. Superb also has illustrations! Ben Hatke keeps writing!
   Very Enjoyable
5 of my children have already read the whole thing and are now begging for more Mighty Jack or anything by this author. Hatke uses illustration and dialogue superbly to quickly bring readers close to the characters. Bringing in autism and homeschooling, the author also draws in readers who typically don 't see their experiences expressed through characters. The plot is a classic twist on a fresh fairy tale. We can 't wait for the continuation! My children ages 5-12 read and enjoyed it all... and so did I!