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A Promise Is a Promise
     

A Promise Is a Promise

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by Robert Munsch, Michael Kusugak, Vladyana Krykorka
 

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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.

This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration by the author as well as music and

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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.

This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration by the author as well as music and sound effects.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3 Contrary to her mother's advice, Allashua decies to challenge the Qallupilluit, an imaginary Inuit character who lives under the sea ice near her home. Taunting and jeering (``You have dirty noses,'' ``you smell like a dead whale,'' ``you can't catch me'') Allashua is pulled down under the sea. Only the promise of returning with her brothers and sisters as a gift to the creatures delays her end. Back home, she is warmed and saved by her wise mother, who tricks the monsters out of rtheir anticipated meal. The entire family is now free to fish on the ice because legend tells that children with their parents may never be captured, and a ``promise is a promise.'' Water color illustrations are pedestrian, with the exception of the Qallupilluit, who is portrayed deftly and with verve. The meter of the text is choppy; the over-use of so , and and but is distracting. Insult, fraticide, and trickery are the messages of A Promise Is a Promise . Nothing good comes of this tale. That's a promise! Reva Pitch Margolis, Norwood School, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453296813
Publisher:
Annick Press, Limited
Publication date:
02/19/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
17 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Munsch is a world-renowned storyteller and the author of almost 60 books for children. 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 moved to Guelph, Ontario. Since his first picture book, Mud Puddle, was published in 1979, Munsch's award-winning books have become a staple on the bookshelves of families worldwide.

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Promise Is a Promise 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LibroLady More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.