The House that Jack Built


"The House that Jack Built" is a standard of juvenile literature that delights children and adults alike with the increasingly lengthy sentences, stretched to the breaking point, that make up its narrative. Through a chain of events, beginning with a rodent eating some grain and culminating in a festive wedding, children learn that playing with grammar can be fun! You can read along with this recording by linking to the facsimile edition of an 1880 publication at the Children's Digital Library (Summary by Denny Sayers)

Genre(s): General

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The House that Jack Built Denny Sayers (d. 2015)