Clever Jack Takes the Cake
Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming
Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Publication Date: 2010. Grades PreK - 3. Check Availability

Candace Fleming presents an original tale of Jack, a poor boy, who wants to impress a princess at her birthday party. Not having money to buy her a gift, he decides to bake a cake. However, as he proceeds to the party with the cake, he encounters birds, a troll, bears, and a royal guard, leaving him with nothing when he finally gets to see the princess. Just by being himself though, Jack is able to give the princess a great gift in the end. Read this story to find out just what it is! (jw)