Jack is not sure he wants to be in a fairy tale. He’s seen those trolls. But the author says it might make him famous, so he agrees to try.
He begins at the beginning and sets out to rescue the princess. It is rough going in the middle of the story, just as the author warned, but Jack does get through and arrives, with the princess, at the end. The king declares Jack a hero and they all, even the author, live happily ever after.
This charming story takes a reluctant character through the mechanics of story development and, like Ellen Stoll Walsh’s other books, combines excitement and suspense with the adventure of learning.