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The World Above

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Cameron Dokey

Gen and her twin brother, Jack, were raised with their mother's tales of life in the World Above. Gen is skeptical, but adventureous Jack believes the stories--and trades the family cow for magical beans. Their mother rejoices, knowing they can finally … see full wiki

Author: Cameron Dokey
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Simon Pulse
2 reviews about The World Above
review by . June 24, 2010
All throughout Gen's entire life, her mother has been telling her and her twin brother stories about the World Above, the land they truly belong in, and of the misdeeds that led to their exile in the Wolrd Below. Gen has never really thought of the stories as anything more than bedtime tales, but Jack believes them wholeheartedly. So when Jack trades the family cow for seven magical beans and a magical beanstalk grows from one of the beans, Gen's skepticism turns into belief. But then Jack is kidnapped …
review by . June 23, 2010
I'll freely admit I have no love for the original Jack and the Beanstalk tale. It bothered me that Jack could be so thoughtless when he knew so much was at stake. Plus I felt it taught a bad moral lesson; do irresponsible things and things turn out better! However I'm a big fan of the Simon and Schuster line of "Once Upon a Time" novels, and Cameron Dokey as an author in specific, so I was content to read this novel.    I wouldn't say The World Above blew me away, or made me …
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