Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just like Jack, she was made to do lots of yard work, pulling weeds and growing green stuff she did not want to eat. These days, she dearly loves her local farmers' market and always makes her kids eat the green stuff. Before she became a writer, Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. Her first three books, Rump, Jack and Red are all New York Times bestsellers and Rump was named to over two dozen state award lists and won an ILA Children's Book Award. She lives in Chicago with her family, where she continues to spin fairy tales. Visit her at lieslshurtliff.com From the Hardcover edition.
"Liesl Shurtliff has the uncanny ability to make magical worlds feel utterly real, and the best part is: you don't even need a beanstalk to visit them." --Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever "Shurtliff's second fairy-tale endeavor, following Rump (2013), soars into the sky and is a delightful story of family, perseverance, and courage." --Booklist "With a healthy dose of honor and integrity to accompany his wisecracking ways, Jack is a winning hero, and his adventures--both unexpected and recognizable--will please those readers with rollicking spirits or a yen for tales retold." --The Bulletin From the Hardcover edition.