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Candace Fleming

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Candace Fleming

 Why did I write Clever Jack Takes the Cake? Mostly for fun, but also because I wanted to try my hand at writing a fairy tale. I do that a lot as a writer—challenge myself to try new things—and tackling a fairy tale was definitely a new thing. So how to begin? 

I knew I wanted my story to have a classical feel, incorporating such wonderfully delicious fairy-tale elements as four-and-twenty blackbirds, enchanted forests, and hairy trolls. On the other hand, I wanted it to be totally original, a story like no other. I began writing, and within a few weeks had...

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Clever Jack Takes the Cake
Written by Candace Fleming, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

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Clever Jack Takes the Cake
Written by Candace Fleming, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

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The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum
Written by Candace Fleming, Illustrated by Ray Fenwick

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Imogene's Last Stand
Written by Candace Fleming, Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

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Imogene's Last Stand
Written by Candace Fleming, Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

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Imogene's Last Stand
Written by Candace Fleming, Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

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Oh, No!
Written by Candace Fleming, Illustrated by Eric Rohmann

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On the Day I Died
Written by Candace Fleming

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On the Day I Died
Written by Candace Fleming

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