Jack and the beanstalk. Story. Once upon a time there was a boy called Jack. He lived with his mother. They were very poor. All they had was a cow. Hans und die Bohnenranke (Jack and the Beanstalk) ist ein englisches Märchen, von dem es eine ganze Reihe von verschiedenen Versionen gibt. Die erste Handlung · Herkunft · Kritik · Verfilmungen. Jack and the Beanstalk Once upon a time there was a boy named Jack who lived with his poor widowed.