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The House That Jack Built By Gavin Bishop,

  • Title: The House That Jack Built
  • Author: Gavin Bishop
  • ISBN: 186943434
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Uses the cumulative nursery rhyme, about the chain of events that started when Jack built a house, as a metaphor to illustrate the arrival and settlement of the European settlers in New Zealand during the early 19th century Includes references to Maori folklore.
    The House That Jack Built Uses the cumulative nursery rhyme about the chain of events that started when Jack built a house as a metaphor to illustrate the arrival and settlement of the European settlers in New Zealand during

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    1. There is a lot to like about this book There is a lot going on between the covers, a lot to see and read in the illustrations The text is almost a distraction, an overly familiar classic nursery rhyme drawn from our imperial origins But this is the point The illustrations tie in with, and simultaneously subvert, the text It is provocative and there is much here to be chewed over and discussed Recommended for older children and teens especially in a classroom setting.

    2. A masterpiece from dust jacket to narrative to illustrations If you can get your hands on a copy of this book, don t let it go This is a valuable picturebook for those who wish to explore different tellings of history with children.

    3. Brilliant so many ways to use this in NZ primary schools and secondary schools and with your kids, nieces, nephews Bishop is a very clever man.

    4. New Zealand publisher Gecko Press is publishing a stunning new edition of this wonderful book to coincide with Waitangi Day February 6, 2012.

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