The House that Jack Built

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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.

The illustrations tell the story from a Māori perspective—beginning with the creation story of Papatūānuku and Ranginui and showing the changing environment and cultural impact.

The juxtaposition tells a poignant and thought-provoking story of colonisation.

Written by Gavin Bishop

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