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Children's Fiction Classics

Love You Forever

by (author) Robert Munsch

illustrated by Sheila McGraw

Publisher
Firefly Books
Initial publish date
May 1995
Category
Classics, Parents
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781895565669
    Publish Date
    Sep 1995
    List Price
    $24.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781895565379
    Publish Date
    May 1995
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770880511
    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
    List Price
    $4.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781552091098
    Publish Date
    Sep 2000
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780920668375
    Publish Date
    Sep 1995
    List Price
    $6.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780920668368
    Publish Date
    Sep 1995
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9780228101048
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $9.95

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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12

Description

A young woman holds her newborn son
And looks at him lovingly.

Softly she sings to him:
"I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be."

So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide.. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French).

Firefly Books is proud to offer this sentimental favorite in a variety of editions and sizes:

We offer a trade paper and laminated hardcover edition in a 8" x 8" size.

In gift editions we carry:
a slipcased edition (8 1/2" x 8 1/4"), with a laminated box and a cloth binding on the book
and a 10" x 10" laminated hardcover with jacket.

And a Big Book Edition, 16" x 16" with a trade paper binding.

 

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.

Robert Munsch's profile page

written and illustrated by Sheila McGraw

Sheila McGraw's profile page

Editorial Reviews

A humorous, sentimental page-turner that rarely - let's say never -- leaves a reader with a dry eye.

Globe and Mail

Our No. 1 Favorite, 50 Great Children's Books

OC Family

The best of Munsch's many storybooks... it'll give you a new song to sing... and maybe a bit of perspective down the road.

Calgary Herald

One of my all-time favorites. I cry every time I read it.... [The book] is a beautiful script about parenthood, a poignant parable about life and death, a testimony to when the roles of child and parent become blurry. The story reminds you that no matter how grown up you are, you're always someone's child; that no matter how "adult" you are, you're never too old to be loved by your parents. It makes me appreciate even more how my mother still calls me and my brother (despite us being 32- and 22-years-old, respectively) by our childhood nicknames, Pussycat and Tchotchke (Yiddish for "knickknack"). Pigeonholing this as a children's book is like saying "Romeo & Juliet" is merely a cautionary tale about drug abuse. I dare anyone to read this story and not shed at least one tear by the end. It's even more poignant when you learn that Munsch wrote the book as a memorial to two still-born children he and his wife had in 1979 and 1980.

Forbes

There are certain books about a parent's unconditional love for a child that are timeless--and this is one of them.

Baltimore's Child

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