Where is Gah-Ning?

Where is Gah-Ning?

by Robert N. Munsch, Helene Desputeaux
     
 

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Gah-Ning wants to go to Kapuskasing, that bustling hub of Northern Ontario civilization. But her father doesn't want her to go. He knows what happens to people when they go there--they shop until their money runs out--but she decides to go anyway. First she tries to go by bike, then on roller blades, but each time her father finds out and takes her back home. Then

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Gah-Ning wants to go to Kapuskasing, that bustling hub of Northern Ontario civilization. But her father doesn't want her to go. He knows what happens to people when they go there--they shop until their money runs out--but she decides to go anyway. First she tries to go by bike, then on roller blades, but each time her father finds out and takes her back home. Then she meets a clown who is giving out balloons. She takes 300 of them and begins floating off down the highway in the direction of...

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1A young Chinese-Canadian girl wants to go to the nearby town of Kapuskasing. Her father says, ``No way,'' but Gah-Ning tries anyway, first on her bike, then on rollerblades. Both times, her father catches her and takes her home. She succeeds the third time, though, floating all the way there with the help of 300 balloons. The theme of childhood defiance (and eventual success in getting what you want) is, of course, always popular with children. Munsch mixes contemporary details with a folkloric style in an interesting but not always successful manner. On the whole, the plot is unfocused. The brightly colored, cartoon illustrations suit the story, and the illustrator plays with the design and layout in interesting ways. But even some of the liveliest scenes have a somewhat static look, and the facial expressions of the characters lack subtlety. The author's description of meeting the real Gah-ning is more intriguing than this slight story.Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550379822
Publisher:
Annick Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Series:
Classic Munsch Series
Edition description:
Limited Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
905,003
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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