Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 7
- Grade: k to 2
Classic Munsch Ultimate Collection contains:
1 X From Far Away 9781554519392
1 X The Paper Bag Princess 9781773210292
1 X Pigs 9781773210315
1 X Purple, Green and Yellow 9781773210339
1 X Stephanie's Ponytail 9781773210353
1 X Thomas' Snowsuit 9781773210377
1 X Angela's Airplane 9781773210766
1 X David's Father 9781773210780
1 X The Fire Station 9781773210803
1 X Mortimer 9781773210827
1 X Murmel, Murmel, Murmel 9781773210841
1 X Something Good 9781773210865
1 X Jonathan Cleaned Up--Then He Heard a Sound 9781773210889
1 X 50 Below Zero 9781773211008
1 X The Boy in the Drawer 9781773211022
1 X The Dark 9781773211046
1 X I Have to Go! 9781773211060
1 X Moira's Birthday 9781773211084
1 X Mud Puddle 9781773211107
1 X Show and Tell 9781773211121
1 X Wait and See 9781773211145
1 X A Promise Is a Promise 9781773212937
About the authors
El reconocido narrador ROBERT MUNSCH ha escrito decenas de libros para niños, entre ellos: Paper Bag Princess y Mortimer. Él vive con su familia en Guelph, Ontario.
MICHAEL MARTCHENKO est né à Carcassonne, en France. Il s'installe au Canada avec sa famille alors qu'il a 7 ans. En 1966, il décroche son diplôme du Collège des arts de l'Ontario et devient bientôt directeur d'une agence publicitaire. C'est lors d'une exposition d'art graphique que Robert Munsch découvre le travail de Michael Martchenko. Michael a reçu le prix Libris 2006, Illustrateur de l'année.
MICHAEL MARTCHENKO has illustrated dozens of books, and is most famous for his work with Robert Munsch, including Smelly Socks (Tes chaussettes sentent la mouffette!), Makeup Mess (Maquillage à gogo) and We Share Everything! (On partage tout!). He lives in Burlington, Ontario.
Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak is an Inuit storyteller who grew up in Repulse Bay, NWT (now Naujaat, Nunavut). During his childhood, his family traveled by dog sled, living a traditional Inuit lifestyle. He is the author of many picture books, including Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails, winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award.
He won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature in 2008.
Saoussan Askar was born in Lebanon during the civil war, and immigrated with her family to Toronto in 1989. From Far Away was first published when she was in grade five.
Hélène Desputeaux has been drawing since she was a young child. Her early "canvases" were walls, floors, hands, feet, and even the end of her nose. Since then she has added books and magazines to her repertoire, though from time to time she is still fond of returning to her early practice. Hélène and her family live just outside Montreal, Quebec.
Duan Petricic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, but loved to pretend that he grew up in Zemun, an old city located just across the river (and now a part of Belgrade). As a boy he did all the forbidden things that children do, but what Duan loved most was to draw. He started drawing at age four and, encouraged by his parents, he never stopped. He found inspiration in everything, and drawing became a way to communicate with the people around him. Two books that were very important to his childhood were an old encyclopedia with lots of pictures and The Boys from Pavel’s Street by Ferenc Molnár. Early on, he was moved by the drawings found within the encyclopedia. As he grew older, he adored many artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer, and Picasso. Duan has been illustrating children’s books for many years. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work, in North America and internationally, including an IBBY Certificate of Honour and an Alberta Book Award for On Tumbledown Hill (Red Deer Press). The Longitude Prize (FSG) was selected as a Robert F. Siebert Honor Book for a Distinguished Informative Book for Children in the US. His beautiful, evocative illustrations for Mattland (2009) by Hazel Hutchins and Gail Herbert garnered Duan the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award from the Canadian Library Association as well as the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. His illustrations for Better Together (2011) by Sheryl and Simon Shapiro were described as “sublime” by Kirkus Reviews. When it came time to reissue Robert Munsch’s Mud Puddle (2012), Duan was Annick’s first choice to reillustrate the classic. The results are a fresh and energetic look that will delight a whole new generation of young Munsch fans. Duan’s latest book, The Man with the Violin (2013), was greeted with rave reviews, including starred reviews in Kirkus and uill & uire. Written by Kathy Stinson, this beautifully evocative picture book tells the true story of world-renowned violinist, Joshua Bell, who conducted an experiment by anonymously playing his priceless violin in the Washington D.C. subway station. Luckily for Duan, his profession is his favorite hobby and he is happy when at work. To young artists he would give this advice: “Think, think, think, think, draw!” Duan lives in Toronto where he is a regular contributor as an editorial cartoonist in the Toronto Star.
Rebecca Green is an illustrator whose work has a home in young adult and chapter books. From Far Away is her very first picture book.
Vladyana Krykorka has illustrated and designed over 30 books for children. Her work has received numerous awards, including the Toronto Public Library’s recognition of Baseball Bats for Christmas as one of the 100 best children’s books of all time. In the last two years she has conducted art workshops in several Quebec Arctic communities, working with Inuit teachers in the creation of their own books and class materials, as well as textile printmaking techniques.