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The House That Jack Built [Hardcover]

Rodney Peppe , Eileen Dewhurst

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corp (November 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385195788
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385195782
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,653,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good retelling of a classic favorite Aug. 3 2005
By ...Loggie... - Published on Amazon.com
Just by building a house, Jack is the beginning of a story that grows with each page. "This is the house that Jack built. This is the malt that lay in the house that Jack built..."

The rhyming pattern of this book is unique in that sometimes things rhyme, and other times they don't. The words flow nicely though, and the book has a nice rhythm to it, and it reads well out loud.

The illustrations in this book are very good. At times they almost look like collages, but they contain a depth and shading that collages don't have. They also are very expressive, even if they aren't completely realistic.

In short, this is a nice telling of a nursery rhyme with great pictures.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Television Series Aug. 6 2011
By Nash Black - Published on Amazon.com
Eileen Dewhurst's THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT is a murder mystery told around the background of a British television series of the same title.
Sue Halliday has been a member of the cast since she was two weeks old, but as an emerging young woman she has a crush on one of the actors in the show. She keeps a fantasy journal of her faux romance. This is stolen from her purse and her nightmare begins as a staged voice on the phone blackmails her into actions she doesn't understand until real accidents start happening to members of the cast.
The early part of the story told from Sue's perspective is rather flat, long and drawn out. The story gains substance when the point-of-view switches to that of Sue's real mother who has been deprived a her daughter's love by her stage mother.
Okay read, but lagging in pace.
Nash Black, author of SANDPRINTS OF DEATH.

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