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The House that Jack Built

By Gavin Bishop
Illustrated by Gavin Bishop

The House that Jack Built is a complex weaving together of the nursery rhyme with the cultural, historical and environmental context.The illustrations are rich, evocative and complex, and reward being looked at again and again.

The House that Jack Built is a book with two strands. The main rhythmic text, based on the well-known rhyme, tells the story of Jack Bull, who travels to New Zealand from London as a new settler in 1798.

  • Unique interpretation of this classic text applies to any colonial history, while remaining strongly New Zealand
  • Brilliant classroom resource and starting point for discussions of colonialism
  • Bishop is a leading and highly acclaimed New Zealand illustrator

About the author

Gavin Bishop ONZM, Tainui, Ngati Awa, is a leading New Zealand illustrator. He has published over 70 books internationally and been translated into 12 languages. He has written for television and theatre, as well as a libretti for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. His awards include New Zealand Children’s Picture Book of the Year in 2000.

ISBN: 9781877467608
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 2, 2012
Dimensions: 295 x 245mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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