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"I smell the blood of an Englishwoman.Be she alive or be she dead,I'll grind her bones to make my bread."Mary Pope Osborne's funny, magical retelling of a favorite tale and Giselle Potter's enchanting illustrations feature Kate, a new and inspiring heroine for today's audience. Readers will cheer on this resorceful, gutsy girl as she outsmarts the famously greedy giant.

Mary Pope Osborne is the award-winning author of many distinguished books for children and young adults, including the bestselling Magic Treehouse series; Favorite Medieval Tales, illustrated by Troy Howell; American Tall Tales, illustrated by Michael McCurdy; Rocking Horse Christmas, illustrated by Ned Bittinger; and Adaline Falling Star. The former president of the Author's Guild, she lives in New York City with her husband, Will.Giselle Potter?has illustrated many books, including?Kate and the Beanstalk?by Mary Pope Osborne, an ALA-ALSC notable book;?The Boy Who Loved Words?by Roni Schotter, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner; and?Cecil the Pet Glacier?by Matthea Harvey. She is the author and illustrator of?Tell Me What to Dream About?and?This Is My Dollhouse—both inspired by her daughters—and?The Year I Didn’t Go to School, about traveling through Italy with her parents’ puppet troupe when she was eight. Giselle also illustrates “Ties,” a weekly column in the Well section of The New York Times. She lives in Rosendale, New York, with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at

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