by Edward Myers
Much like a classic folk tale, this story begins when Jack leaves his village to seek his fortune as a storyteller. As his tale unfolds, Jack is beset by bandits, falls in love with a princess, befriends a talking bird, and tries to undermine the power of an evil king. His many adventures lead him to the chopping block repeatedly, but he continues to live to tell his tale. This is a great, original story for those who enjoy the classics and re-tellings of fairy tales.