Monday, October 26, 2009

Where is Gah-Ning? By Robert Munsch, Illustrated by Helene Desputeaux: Childrens Book


Short Story Monday is hosted by John over at the Book Mine Set. 


Gah-Ning announces to her father that she wants to go on a trip to Kapuskaing.  Her father threw the food he was preparing up in the air and said, "No.  When people go to Kauskaing they spend hundreds of dollars."

After awhile Gah-Ning hops on her bicycle and starts pedalling down the road to Kapuskaing.

Her father went to tell her that it was time for lunch but she was nowhere to be found.  Her mother said that5 she saw her earlier on her bicycle.  Her father put two and two together and figured out that Gah-Ning was going to Kapuskasing.  He got in his car and went to find her and brought her home.

Later he went to find Gah-Ning to tell her it was time for dinner and her father went to tell her, he found out she was roller blading.  Again, he figured she was going to Kapuskasing.

Gah-Ning finally did get to Kapuskasing but, you'll have to read out how.

 Robert Munsch is a master children's book writer and this book does not disappoint.  The illustrated are excellent!  Very vivid and colourful.  At the end of the story Munsch writes about how the story came about.  It is based on a little girl who wrote him a letter.  Her name, Gah-Ning.  This is a delightful children's book to enjoy together with your child.

8 comments:

This sounds like a delightful story...and I love the cover, too!

Certainly not one of Munsch's more popular titles. I've heard of it, but have never come across it myself.

Don't know this one at all ... my kids must be growing up. :(

When was this one published?

JoAnn, you will really like the art work throughout the book. It is stunning!

John, I found it in the library.

Wanda, 1994.

This sounds sweet- and I like the cover, too! I don't have any kids to read it to at the moment, but if I ever do...

Aarti, I don't have any kids either. I started reviewing children's books to finish a challenge but had so much fun with them that I am still reviewing them. I think it's a good feature for my readers who are parents or teachers.

Im actually friends with Gah-Ning. we both grew up in a small community in Northern Ontario - HEARST.

Robert Munsch came to our school to read that book when I was in grade 4-5...Mind you Gah Ning and I are well into our 30's but its nice to think that I am friends with a girl who Robert wrote about!!..

Im actually friends with Gah-Ning. we both grew up in a small community in Northern Ontario - HEARST.

Robert Munsch came to our school to read that book when I was in grade 4-5...Mind you Gah Ning and I are well into our 30's but its nice to think that I am friends with a girl who Robert wrote about!!..

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