Young readers may be amazed to learn that Canada's bestselling author (30 million books so far) started off in Pennsylvania and struggled in school. A solitary daydreamer, raised in a large, boisterou
Young readers may be amazed to learn that Canada's bestselling author (30 million books so far) started off in Pennsylvania and struggled in school. A solitary daydreamer, raised in a large, boisterous family, he found solace in books at an early age. Considered a slow learner by the nuns who taught him, his creative gifts were eventually recognized by a sympathetic librarian who encouraged him to keep reading.
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"It is everything we want to know about Robert Munsch told with care and sympathy."Recommended
— CM Magazine
"In this engaging biography, Frank B. Edwards chronicles the circuitous route the author took to become the celebrated "storyteller to a nation". . . Insights, along with peeks into Munsch's creative process, will be intriguing material for young readers. . . Robert Munsch is a concise but certainly sufficient treatment, one that won't tax young readers but won't leave their parents feeling cheated, either."
— Quill & Quire
"This new biography of much-loved children's author Robert Munsch is an interesting and comprehensive look at his life and work. Edwards acknowledges Munsch's full support and co-operation in the writing of this book, and the book certainly has a much more 'complete' feel than any other Munsch biographies currently available. The pictures that are included show a much more personal side to Munsch, and will interest the young reader and Munsch fan. …This is a well-written biography that will be of interest to all Munsch fans. Any library with a full collection of Munsch's work should also own this volume; it also offers Munsch fans something to read while they wait for the next Munsch book to be published!"
Rated G (Good)
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Frank B. Edwards is the author of 27 children's books and an educational programming consultant. Each year he visits about 50 schools across Canada, talking to teachers and students about the power of reading and writing. Frank lives in Kingston, Ontario.
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Ontario Library Association's Silver Birch Non-Fiction Nominee, 2010
Rocky Mountain Book Award Shortlist, 2012