Munschworks 4: The Fourth Munsch Treasury

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Another Munschworks! Volume four in this large picturebook format has arrived, with the next five classic Munsch tales. Robert Munsch is one of North America's best-selling authors. Two Munsch titles appeared on the New York Times list of the top 100 children's books published in the last fifteen years. He is in constant demand, and his books are always popular with young and old alike. Since he was first published in 1979, more than 20 million Munsch books have been sold in ...

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Overview

Another Munschworks! Volume four in this large picturebook format has arrived, with the next five classic Munsch tales. Robert Munsch is one of North America's best-selling authors. Two Munsch titles appeared on the New York Times list of the top 100 children's books published in the last fifteen years. He is in constant demand, and his books are always popular with young and old alike. Since he was first published in 1979, more than 20 million Munsch books have been sold in over a dozen languages.

Munschworks: The First Munsch Collection (1998) was praised as "...a treasure chest of crowd-pleasing picture books at a bargain price" (Booklist). Munschworks 2 and Munschworks 3 followed in quick succession. Now Munschworks 4 is here to complete the set.

Don't miss these popular best-sellers featuring:

  • Moira's Birthday, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
    Moira invites the whole school to her birthday party... and then has to come up with some pretty creative ways to entertain them (and clean up!).
  • Millicent and the Wind, illustrated by Suzanne Duranceau
    Millicent lives at the top of the mountain and has nobody to play with -- until the day the wind whispers to her and brings her a friend.
  • From Far Away, written with Saoussan Askar, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
    A true story, based on her letters, of a young girl who leaves her home in war-torn Beirut and resettles in North America.
  • 50 Below Zero, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
    Jason is woken in the night when he hears his father sleepwalking -- on the fridge, in the bathtub, on the car, outside where it's 50 below...!
  • The Boy in the Drawer, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
    Shelley's house is mysteriously becoming a mess... all because of one little boy. But with a hug and a kiss he suddenly vanishes, and Shelley cleans up with no trouble at all.
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Editorial Reviews

Canadian Materials - Dave Jenkinson
A great value in terms both of its content and its cost, Munschworks 4 would be a fine gift for an individual child or would make a most useful addition to school or public library collections. Highly Recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550377668
  • Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/19/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 498,703
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied to be a Jesuit priest but decided to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew, and Tyya.

Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto.

Suzanne Duranceau loves to interpret a text and render visible the emotions of the characters in a story. Her daughter, Alma, volunteers to act as her model and consultant.

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

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    Give early readers a sense of accomplishment with 5 stories in one book!

    A delightful treasury of five stories that includes 50 Below Zero, The Boy in the Drawer, Moira's Birthday, From Far Away, and Millicent and the Wind. Five very different stories that are all masterfully written. "50 Below Zero" - Jason is sleeping when something wakes him up. His father is sleep walking. This story covers all the zany deeds Jason's father does in his sleepwalking escapades, including a trip outside on a 50 degree below zero night. Jason has to rescue his father from freezing. Jason then ties his father's toe so he can't walk further than the kitchen. The surprise Jason's mother finds in the kitchen is priceless! "The Boy in the Drawer" - Shelley finds her room a mess, socks are everywhere. The culprit is a small boy who is reading in her sock drawer. When Shelley informs her mother of the mess, her mother tells her to clean it up. After Shelley cleans up the mess, the small boy precedes to grow a tomato plant in her bed, paint a window black, and take a bath in the breadbox. Shelley continues to clean up the mess the boy makes. "Moira's Birthday" - It is Moira's birthday and she wants to invite grades one through six and kindergarten. Her mother and father both say, "NO," She can only invite six kids. All of Moira's friends beg to be invited, so Moira ends up inviting 200 kids, but Moira doesn't tell her parents. When the kids all show up, her parents don't know how they will feed everyone so Moira orders 200 pizzas and birthday cakes. When only 10 pizzas and cakes are delivered the kids all go home and come back with food. Moira tells everyone if they help clean up, they can take home a present. After everyone goes home 190 pizzas and cakes are delivered so Moira has another party the next day! "From Far Away" - Saoussan is writing to her reader buddy about what her life use to be. Saoussan is now 7 years old and in second grade. She use to live in another country but a war caused her and her family to leave. They moved to Canada and Saoussan started to school in kindergarten. She didn't know any English so she couldn't understand her teacher or the children. For Halloween a skeleton was placed in the washroom, this scared Saoussan and she thought the war would come to Canada. Her teacher tried to explain but she still didn't understand English. When her father picked her up at school he explained Halloween to her. Saoussan did learn English and considers her kindergarten teacher a friend. "Millicent and the Wind" - Millicent lives on a mountain which is a 3 day walk from the nearest children. She has no friends. When Millicent makes friends with the wind she has someone to play with. One day Millicent and her mother make the 3 day trip down the mountain to the far valley. The wind can't find Millicent because she is deep in the forest. The children in the town aren't nice to Millicent when they find out she is friends with the wind. One boy who is in his disbelief is picked up by the wind and tumbled, so the children run away. After Millicent and her mother return to the mountain, Millicent wishes she had someone other than the wind to play with. So Millicent asks the wind to find her a friend. The wind comes back with a boy for Millicent to play with and they do! Perfect for a quiet afternoon or some cuddle time before bed with your little ones!

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