Jack was quite nimble,
Jack was quite quick,
Jack gave the beanstalk
A mighty big kick.
Down came the giant—
Bottoms up in a crater,
Thus ending it all.

Jane Yolen, "Jack" from Grumbles from the Forest. Copyright © 2013 by Jane Yolen.  Reprinted by permission of Highlights for Children/Boyds Mills Press.
Source: Grumbles from the Forest: Fairy-Tale Voices with a Twist (Wordsong, 2013)
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