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Children's Fiction Halloween

The Haunted House That Jack Built

by (author) Helaine Becker

illustrated by David Parkins

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Aug 2010
Category
Halloween
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780545985390
    Publish Date
    Aug 2010
    List Price
    $7.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3

Description

It's Halloween and Jack and his ghouly family and friends have put together a haunted house. As the rhyme goes along, we meet a ghost, a witch, a mummy, a fairy, a monster and more. At the end of the rhyme, we see that all of the characters are actually just friends and family dressed up in costumes.

About the authors

 

Helaine Becker
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.

 

HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at www.helainebecker.com.

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Phyllis Root is the author of BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD and many other award-winning books for children. She says, " Aunt Nancy is my grandmothers and aunts — women who never let the world get the better of them — all rolled into one." She lives in Minneapolis.
David Parkins has illustrated numerous books for children, including WEBSTER J. DUCK by Martin Waddell and EGYPTIAN DIARY by Richard Platt. He lives in Lincoln, England. C

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Librarian Reviews

The Haunted House That Jack Built

This fun twist on the classic rhyme is sure to enchant young audiences. Meet a host of characters dressed up in spooky costumes that scare and chase one another around the house that Jack built until they all settle in to eat their treats and reveal their true selves. A perfect Halloween read-aloud.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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