David's Father

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Annick Press, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 30 pages
9 Reviews

In this delightful story, Julie meets a new boy in her neighborhood, David, whose father is a giant.

"Munsch has another winner in this appealing story." - Canadian Materials

"The pace is quick, the events bizarre, the appeal guaranteed." - Calgary Herald

"David's Father touches on a fantasy children (and some adults) have: to find someone big, powerful and kind to protect them from a harsch world. And it does it with great humour and charm. Michael Martchenko's drawings, as wonderfully exaggerated as the plot, perfectly complement the text." - Quill & Quire

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User Review  - Cheri Linton - Goodreads

Perfect. Once again Robert Munch has travelled successfully into a child's psyche. He eliminates fear of people's differences and manages to create not just a safe world but a world where one wants to explore and celebrate those differences. Read full review

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User Review  - Matt Reeder - Goodreads

This book is so unrealistic. I mean come on... A car jumping in the air, spinning around three times, and then driving away while leaving its tires behind. What a joke. This is definitely NOT the book for adults that I thought it was gonna be! Read full review


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About the author (1983)

Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including The Paper Bag Princes and Stephanie's Ponytail. 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, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew, and Tyya (see them all in Something Good!).

Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto.

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