The Fort That Jack Built

The Fort That Jack Built

Book - 2013
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"In this take-off of the nursery rhyme "The House That Jack Built," Jack builds an amazing fort in the middle of the living room. Unfortunately the rest of his family intrudes when they request their supplies back"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Abrams Books for Young Readers,, 2013
ISBN: 9781419707957
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Helquist, Brett


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SPL_Childrens Apr 24, 2014

“This is a table. / And two comfy chairs. / A big stack of pillows that came from upstairs. / A breakfast-bar stool. / An armload of books. / A green shower curtain with twelve purple hooks.”

Thus begins the creation of a magnificent fort in the living room on a rainy day. Constructed from household items and furnishings, Jack is certain that this fort will be an essential defense for his family against marauding knights and invading soldiers!

His family, however, isn’t convinced.

Right away Jack’s sister needs one of the chairs and his brother removes his books. His mother needs the pillows; his father takes the other comfy chair, and someone urgently needs the shower curtain and the bath towels. Even Jack’s dog, Milo, isn’t helpful, as his wagging tail almost collapses the rampart instead of defending it.

In the end, a lonely table is the only part that remains of Jack’s once-imposing structure.

With the help of his sympathetic grandma, however, Jack still finds a way to enjoy his make-believe fort.

Children will have lots of fun with Boni Ashburn’s newest picture book, a modern-day version of the classic story This is the House that Jack Built.


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SPL_Childrens Apr 24, 2014

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