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The Haunted House That Jack Built

The Haunted House That Jack Built

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by David Parkins

ISBN 9780545985390 Paperback
32 Pages | 8.01" x 10.01" | Ages 3 to 8
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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.

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  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2011

Rights Sold

  • English (US clubs) - Scholastic Inc.
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • A great seasonal buy
  • A fun and spooky twist on a familiar nursery rhyme.
  • Just the right tone between spooky and silly for young readers.
  • Humorous illustrations by David Parkins


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Helaine Becker

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  • Stress Less: Tips and Tools to Help You Chill
  • Deck the Halls: A Canadian Christmas Carol
  • Dashing Through the Snow
  • Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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