Manju Gregory / Illus. David Anstey
Colourful, lively illustrations accompany this Russian and English dual-language story, an inspired reworking of an old favourite tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.
'Jack couldn't help feeling envious of Jill, he wished he'd climbed a beanstalk instead of a hill...'
Whilst Jack lies in bed recovering from his fall down the hill, Jill sets out to save her family from ruin. When she sells their cow for a handful of magic beans, her adventures into the land of the giant begin, but will the risk pay off or will her family go hungry?
PENpal Talking Pen Enabled!
This book can be used alone as a picture book, but it also has a very special added extra - if you own a PENpal Talking Pen, then you can download the audio for FREE and this becomes a talking book! Touch the corner of each page with the PENpal to hear a native speaker read the story to you, in Russian or English, so that you can perfect your pronunciation & intonation.
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Jill and the Beanstalk: Russian & English is a high-quality dual-language picture book, suitable both for children who are learning and reading Russian and English in parallel and those being introduced to Russian or English as a second language. The full text is featured in both English and Russian and is not simplified so would be best suited to parents and/or children who already have a reasonable grasp of the language.
Paperback, 32pp, 280 x 235 mm