Youth Services: Literature Live

Jack and the Beanstalk: June – July 2019

When hungry Jack trades the family cow for a peddler's magic beans, his life takes an enchanted turn. A beanstalk beckons him to climb through the clouds right into a "giant" adventure. Join us for this not-so-traditional puppet show. Literature Live! is proud to present Jack and the Beanstalk at a Library branch near you. 

Recommended for ages 4 and up.

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Youth Services

Literature Live!

Changing Lives,
One Story at a Time!

Literature Live! is the Austin Public Library’s own puppetry and storytelling troupe. They create and perform shows throughout Austin’s library system, in addition to special shows for schools and museums. The puppeteers are masters of bringing literature to life through puppetry, storytelling, song and movement, helping to form a lifelong bond between children and reading.

Read the Puppetry Journal article written by our own Ellen Scott to learn about the history of puppetry at the Austin Public Library.

Printable Puppets
Print your own puppets at home for fun and play!
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Little Peep
The Little Red Hen
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Very Hungry Caterpillar - Video Tutorial
Humpty Dumpty
The Frog Prince
City Mouse Country Mouse
Groundhog Day
Spider Marionette
Mitt puppets
Three Little Fishes
Fish Puppet
Little Bunny Foo Foo
Monkey Finger Puppets
Jack and Jill
Big Enormous Turnip
Down on Gandpa Farm