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Sunday, November 19 2017 @ 05:05 AM GMT

Jack and the Beanstalk

 NewsDo you have TEN different copies of Jack and the Beanstalk?
Many persons ask if I have duplicates in my collection of 1,000's. I always say it depends how you look at it. I own 10 copies of Jack and the Beanstalk. To me they are all different even though the story reads the same. I will explain:

1)First published in 1953, this folk tale was illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren. This book was published as #179 with a cover of the giant looming over a small Jack on the beanstalk. It had 28 pages.

2) This book was published under #281 with a cover of Jack climbing a beanstalk and a lady watching him.This book had 24 pages.

3)This book was published as #420 with the same cover.

4)This book was published with a yellow cover with an inset of Jack climbing the beanstalk at #545. It has a green title. It was illustrated by Dora Leder and the story was retold by Stella Williams Nathan.

5) This book has the same cover but 89 cents and the five digit code on the corner beneath it 207-43.It has a UPC code on the back cover.

6)This book has the same cover but no number just the five digit code on the corner of 207-53. It also has a UPC on the cover.

7) This book has the same photo on the cover but the title is in purple.

8) This book has a goldencraft binding in turquise with a similar cover to 4,5,6. This binding was often sold to schools as we believe teachers felt the stapled binding would not hold up well under school use.

9) This book has a brand new cover of Jack climbing the beanstalk with a bright red title in the cloud on the cover.

10) This book was again a brand new cover with a new Jack climbing the beanstalk and a yellow title.The story was retold by Rita Balducci and illustrated by Richard Walz.

HOW MANY OF THESE VARIATIONS DO YOU OWN?

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