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Children's Fiction Christmas & Advent

Tout un cadeau!

by (author) Robert Munsch

illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Nov 2020
Christmas & Advent, General, Humorous Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2020
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 3



See below for English description.

Chaque Noël, Julie trouve les cadeaux que sa mère et son père ont caché. Sauf cette année! Ses parents ont-ils décidé de ne pas célébrer Noël? Un classique de Robert Munsch qui déborde d’illustrations merveilleuses. Les enfants ne seront jamais déçus de le trouver sous le sapin de Noël.


Every single Christmas, Julie finds the presents her mom and dad have hidden. But this year, the presents are nowhere to be found! Have her parents decided not to have Christmas at all? Expressive watercolours, full of humour, illustrate this story which ends on a happy note. The cover page is animated with glittering letters. Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko bring their signature brand of humour to this warm holiday story.

Original title: Finding Christmas


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


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.


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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Finding Christmas:“Signature humour by Munsch and illustrator Martchenko, as expected, in this delightful family romp.” — The StarPhoenix“This year Julie searches everywhere, but the presents are nowhere to be found. She finally looks on the roof, with hilarious results . . . colourful and, as always, humorous.”  — Winnipeg Free Press“Finding Christmas is yet another classic by beloved duo Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko. The story is a warm Christmas tale that is accessible to a wide readership thanks to the humour and message about family love.” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials“[Finding Christmas] will be welcomed by fans of Canada’s popular and prolific author/illustrator team.” — Montreal Gazette“This is sure to become a new family classic.” —

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