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Robyn's Monster Play
     

Robyn's Monster Play

by Hazel Hutchins, Yvonne Cathcart (Illustrator)
 

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Robyn feels The Raft, the class play, is unfair because it casts only three roles to the boys known as the 3 G's. Robyn starts her own play, The Monster that Ate the World, and learns how difficult it is to organize everything by herself. With the help of some classmates Robyn pulls it off, and finds that her feelings change.

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Robyn feels The Raft, the class play, is unfair because it casts only three roles to the boys known as the 3 G's. Robyn starts her own play, The Monster that Ate the World, and learns how difficult it is to organize everything by herself. With the help of some classmates Robyn pulls it off, and finds that her feelings change.

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CM Magazine
"Introduces readers to a loveable, honest character. Robyn isn't afraid to make mistakes (and she does!) or to march to the beat of her own drum. She is creative, stubborn and gutsy, and she endears audiences with the lessons she learns along the way...[It] would be of interest to many young readers. Robyn's winning personality and the challenges and tribulations of being in theatre make this book engaging. Highly Recommended."
Children's Literature - JoAn Watson Martin
Not fair! The idea of putting on a class play in which all of the actors are boys is upsetting to the girls in the class. They threaten to go on strike. What actually happens is that Robyn and Mika decide to write their own play, The Monster That Ate the World. Robyn begins with "Once upon a time," but Maria tells her she has to begin with scenes, parts and lines. Writing a play happens to be much more difficult than Robyn had thought. She uses an eye patch, a dragon puppet and a gorilla puppet to turn herself into a three-headed monster. After a few minor adjustments and line rewrites, Robyn pulls it off. The kindergarten class loves Robyn's original play with Robyn as the monster. Yvonne Cathcart's black-and-white drawings of such monster-like puppets and a kinky-headed Robyn will capture the reader's imagination. Marketed as part of the "First Novels" series, this is the ideal paperback to introduce young readers to chapter books. Reviewer: JoAn Watson Martin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887807480
Publisher:
Formac Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Formac First Novels Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

From her home in the mountain town of Canmore, Alberta, Hazel has written over forty books for children of all ages. She gives lively presentations at schools and libraries across Canada. For more information, visit www.hazelhutchins.net.

Yvonne Cathcart is a popular children's illustrator. She has illustrated many picture books. She lives in Toronto with her family.

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