When Allashua disobeys her parents and goes fishing on the sea ice, she has to use her wits to escape and to further trick the Qallupilluit when she promises to bring her brothers and sisters back to them.
|Publisher:||Annick Press, Limited|
|Series:||Classic Munsch Series|
|Edition description:||Limited Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)|
|Lexile:||AD600L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including The Paper Bag Princes and Stephanie's Ponytail. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied to be a Jesuit priest before deciding 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 (see them all in Something Good!).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This cautionary folktale from the far north is a perennial favorite of Kinders through third graders. It has been voted #1 during Love of Reading Week.
I was surprised by the review of this book by Riva Pitch (listed below) given my students' reaction to this tale. I find this tale to be charming and the message of 'a promise is a promise' is one that my students and I repeat. Perhaps it is because we were studying the Inuit and Eskimo people while we read this story that we all enjoyed it so much. This tale of the children being able to outwit the Inuit version of 'boogy men' was fun for my students and I would recommend it. I found it to be a wonderful mulicultural connection for my students.