When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy’s captor through the portal, they are ready for anything . . . except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive.
Alone and injured, Jack and Lilly must each face their own monsters―as well as giants who grind the bones of human children to feed their “beast” and a fearsome goblin king in the sewers down below.
But when Jack finds himself in a tough spot, help comes from the most unlikely person: the goblin king!
Ben Hatke, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Zita the Spacegirl, concludes his latest middle-grade fantasy-adventure graphic novel series, Mighty Jack, with the energetic finale to his retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Once upon a time, there lived a boy named Jack with his mother and his autistic little sister Maddy. One day, Jack trades his family’s car for a box of magical seeds and discovers these magic seeds grow an entire garden of plants that have hands and legs and are ready to attack. When a portal opens up and an ogre carry Maddy away into their world, it is up to Jack and their new friend Lilly to save her! (To read up on what happens before Mighty Jack and the Goblin King, go read Mighty Jack.)
In this conclusion of a modern reimagination of Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack and Lilly will have to face their own monsters—giants and a goblin king—before they can save Maddy.
What can happen when you trade something precious for a box of magical seeds? I would expect something like what happens in Jack and the Beanstalk—a giant beanstalk to grow all the way into the sky, a giant speaking in rhymes, and lots of treasure. In Mighty Jack, this retelling reimagines the events with a boy named Jack, his autistic sister, plants who become living creatures, and a dragon!