Although the folktale “Jack and the Beanstalk” is usually listed under Aarne-Thompson 328, The Boy Steals the Giant’s Treasures, other subtypes of AT 328 have no counterpart to the enormous beanstalk. A beanstalk like Jack’s appears in several other tale types, including AT 563, The Table, the Ass, and the Stick; and AT 555, The Fisherman and his Wife; and two humorous anecdotes. However, only Jack’s beanstalk contributes to a hero’s victory over a villain.
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