Finding Christmas

Hardcover | September 1, 2012

byRobert MunschIllustratorMichael Martchenko

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A very Munsch Christmas!

For the first time ever, Canada's best loved author and illustrator team creates a festive story to ring in the holiday season - with all of the zaniness fans have come to expect, of course!

Every year Julie finds the Christmas presents her parents hid: in the basement, under the bed, in the garage. But this year it's Christmas Eve and she has found nothing. NOTHING! She's worried - will be there no presents at all?

Her investigation takes her to a mysterious box on the rooftop, which - lo and behold - houses all of the gifts! But, in classic Munsch mayhem, she becomes trapped inside, creating the biggest surprise of all for her family on Christmas morning.

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A very Munsch Christmas!For the first time ever, Canada's best loved author and illustrator team creates a festive story to ring in the holiday season - with all of the zaniness fans have come to expect, of course!Every year Julie finds the Christmas presents her parents hid: in the basement, under the bed, in the garage. But this year...

ROBERT MUNSCH is Canada's bestselling author of more than fifty picture books for young readers. His heartwarming and hilarious stories are beloved by children, parents, teachers, and booksellers alike. He lives in Guelph, Ontario. His website is www.robertmunsch.com. MICHAEL MARTCHENKO's illustrations are as instantly identifiable ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:September 1, 2012Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443113174

ISBN - 13:9781443113175

Customer Reviews of Finding Christmas

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charming and Funny Jake's Review: Munsch books are so much fun to read even for big kids like me. It's also cool that its not all mushy like most of the Christmas books usually are. I will definitely read this to the little midget at bedtime. This book would be really good for little kids cuz Munsch's writing sounds like a little kid talking. I like how fun the drawings are and each time you look at it you see something different. The pictures are really funny and even kids my age will like them. I think mom also likes this one because she is always telling me to stop looking for presents and to just be patient. Wish the book was longer. Jake's Rating: 8.5/10 Mom's Review: I love Munsch he is always so much fun to read and kids just lap it up. Jesse liked this one too and got a kick out of all of the illustrations and kept stopping my reading to point out little things in the illustrations. I agree with Jake its nice to read a fun Christmas story that isn't saccharine or mean spirited. The family is real and quirky and just plain fun -- sort of like our family. This will appeal to readers of every age - including adults. Who hasn't gone snooping for presents -- yes Jake you mom too was a present snooper once. As always Martchenko's illustrations will delight and as Jake mentioned, you find something new each time you read. The prose is simple and childlike (this is a good thing) and perfect for reading out loud. Trust me you will love this one! Another instant classic for Munsch Mom's Rating: 9/10 We received this from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2012-11-12

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Praise for Finding Christmas #1 Quill & Quire Bestseller A CBA Bestseller "Signature humour by Munsch and illustrator Robert Martchenko, as expected, in this delightful family romp." - The Saskatoon 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." - The Winnipeg Free Press "[ Finding Christmas ] will be welcomed by fans of Canada''s popular and prolific author/illustrator team." - The Montreal Gazette " 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." &madsh; CM Magazine "This is sure to become a new family classic." -Momstown.ca