Last week, we asked you to consider the magic-bean-peddler’s side of the story. This week, we have another prompt for you:
The giant of “Jack and the Beanstalk” is usually a fully grown giant. In Carmen’s story, Jack and the Giant Boy, it’s a giant toddler. Choose your favorite version of the story (or, better yet, create your own!) and tell us the story from the giant’s perspective. Is he a “grinding bones for my bread” sort of giant, or is he a more gentle sort? If he is a fierce giant, does he think of himself as a “bad guy”? Does he realize what the other giants think about him – or does he even care? Is he a she?
As Gail Carson Levine says, “Have fun and save what you write!”