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Mighty Jack and the Goblin King: Mighty Jack, Book 2

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Thrilling end hints at more adventures for brave friends.

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Part two of Ben Hatke's inspired reimagining of Jack and the Beanstalk starts in the middle of the action and rarely lets up, balancing thrilling action and peril with grounded, relatable characters. Mighty Jack and the Goblin King is rich with gorgeous artwork, quirky creatures, and an imaginative world. The fantasy violence is lightened up with moments of humor, like an unusual Magic 8 Ball in the goblins' sewer home and the goblin king fretting over his appearance. Responsibility and loyalty are strong themes, particularly in Jack's devotion to his family and Lilly's sense of responsibility toward the goblins who claim her as their king.

Hatke fans will be delighted to see some of their favorite characters from his other work make a surprise appearance -- and hint at more adventures to come.

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