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{Spill the Beans: Sarah Mlynowski}Spill the Beans by Sarah Mlynowski
Series: Whatever After
Published by Scholastic Press on April 30, 2019
Genres: Childrens, Fairy Tales, Middle School
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – The New York Times bestselling series!

My brother Jonah’s dream has come true. We have FINALLY landed in his favorite fairy tale: Jack and the Beanstalk!

It’s a lot of fun meeting Jack. But then we accidentally mess up his story, which means Jack can’t climb up the magic beanstalk to find the giant’s riches. It’s time to take matters into our own hands.

Now we have to:
– Make a deal with a sneaky trader
– Climb a beanstalk into the sky
– Try not to get eaten by a giant
– Find the goose that lays golden eggs

Otherwise, Jack won’t get his treasure, and our troubles will be GIGANTIC . . .

{My thoughts} – I feel like I need to start re-reading all the original fairy-tales. I feel this way because every time I read one of these stories, it’s like the story has changed or is changing or something to that effect and then I am thinking is that how the original went? It’s one of those I’m not so sure anymore. These books are loosely based of the original versions and then of course Abby and Jonah manage to change the story and make it a happy ever after for all characters involved.

Ever since the beginning of the series this is the one story that Jonah has always hoped they’d be sent into. When they land in this story and piece it all together he isn’t sure what he should believe. He wants it to be real, but then he doesn’t. He wants to meet Jack but then he doesn’t. Eventually Abby is able to convince him to get a move on with the story line, but he isn’t real certain that it is what he wants in the beginning.

I have to say out of this entire series, this is a close close tie to one of my more favorite books. My favorite currently being the one that takes place Down the Rabbit Hole. I love how the author is able to pull the story together by adding bits and pieces of the original series along with bits and pieces of a whole new story of her own making.

In this story Jack’s mom sells the cow and not Jack. So Abby, Jonah and Jack have to figure our a way to get the magic beans from the trader. When they finally come up with a plan, it isn’t the plan they’d originally thought of, but they reluctantly agree to the terms. A lot happens once they get possession of the magic beans, but in the end they figure things out.

I really enjoyed reading through this book and I look forward to reading the next book in the series. I am also extremely happy that this wasn’t the last book in the series, because I was almost certain that once they finally landed in this story it would be the end of the series. With that said, I am glad there are still more books to come out in the future.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.