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Ballad of the Beanstalk Summary à 109 å [BOOKS] ✴ Ballad of the Beanstalk ✻ Amy McNulty – As her fingers move across the strings of her family’s heirloom harp sixteen year old Clarion can forget She doesn’t dwell on the recent passing of her beloved father or the fact that her mother h As her fingers moAs her fingers move across the strings of her family’s heirloom harp sixteen year old Clarion can forget She doesn’t dwell on the recent passing of her beloved father or the fact that her mother has just sold everything they owned including that very same instrument that gives Clarion life She doesn’t think Ballad of ePUB #199 about how her friends treat her like a feeble brittle thing to be protected She doesn’t worry about how to tell th. Don’t you just love getting “the rest of the story” regarding those fairy tales we grew up with Did you ever make up your own fairy tale to go with one say like Jack and the Beanstalk Amy McNulty did just that with her tale of THE BALLAD OF THE BEANSTALK as she reveals her version of the real story behind the magical singing harpPerhaps we weren’t ready for this until we were grown up because it is NOT a fluffy version of magic and happy endings but it does make one want to re read Jack and the Beanstalk if only to cement the possibilities that this really fitsClarion was a young girl whose family had fallen on hard times forcing her mother to sell her beloved harp that helped her escape the ugliness of life as she made its strings sing with enchanting music She has never loved a boy but she does know love with her best friend Elena a love they can never make public When a young lord comes to town to be betrothed to Elena Clarion discovers she can love a boy and she falls hard for the young man who suddenly disappears into the clouds on a beanstalk She will find a way to save him even if the town thinks she’s daft and the local witch refuses to help What she finds in the clouds will chill your bones as a crazed giant king brings death and destruction to his own kingdom and it threatens to spill below in the world of humans Is there to the lord than meets the eye Will Clarion’s impetuous acts change the lives of those she means to save Will her bravery and determination be her own downfall or will it expose her true inner self and the beauty of her precious harpAmy McNulty isn’t looking to make things all pretty and nice she brings out the dark and raw possibilities of the harp’s story told in a bold way warts and all Fairy tales always have a dark side and this backstory is no different Well written sometimes filled with touches of simple beauty the dark atmosphere puts a razor sharp edge to this taleI received an ARC edition from Amy McNulty in exchange for my honest reviewPublisher Patchwork Press April 11 2017Publication Date April 11 2017 Paperback March 16 2017Genre YA Fantasy re Telling LGBTPrint Length 281 pagesAvailable from |  Barnes NobleFor Reviews More

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E elegant Elena her best friend and first love that she doesn’t want to be her sweetheart any She becomes the melody and loses herself in the songWhen Mack a lord’s dashing young son rides into town so his father and Elena’s can arrange a marriage between the two youth Clarion finds herself falling in love with a boy for the first time Drawn to Clarion’s music Mack puts Clarion and Elena’s relationship to the test but he soon vanishes by. What an awesome take on the Jack and the Beanstalk world This book was very engaging and McNulty's prose was fluid

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Ballad of the BeanstalkClimbing up a giant beanstalk that only Clarion has seen When even the town witch won’t help Clarion is determined to rescue Mack herself and prove once and for all that she doesn’t need protecting But while she fancied herself a savior she couldn’t have imagined the enormous world of danger that awaits her in the kingdom of the cloudsA preuel to the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk that reveals the true story behind the magical singing harp. This was a whole new way to look at ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ regarding the giant’s magical singing golden harp This was a true trip in to fantasy and the beginning to the harp Clairon Clarion and Elena were both friends and one boy came to town and made things complicated This begins the journey for Clarion up the beanstalk and the preuel to Jack and the Beanstalk Narrator Review of BALLAD OF THE BEANSTALK Kaitlin did a good job She allowed me to become engaged in the characters and the world around Clarion Elena Mack and the beanstalk and its inhabitants The audio was smooth and hiccup free