A Promise Is a Promise

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A Promise Is a Promise

by Robert Munsch, Michael Kusugak
Illustrator Vladyana Krykorka

Annick Press | February 1, 1992 | Trade Paperback

A Promise Is a Promise is rated 4 out of 5 by 5.

When Allashua disobeys her parents and goes fishing on the sea ice, she has to use her wits to escape and to further trick the Qallupilluit when she promises to bring her brothers and sisters back to them.

About the Classic Munsch series:
Robert Munsch's award-winning books have become a staple on the bookshelves of families worldwide. His stories reflect the joys and challenges of everyday living, offering zany, yet utterly normal, experiences of family life. Munsch has sold over 40 million books in 20 countries and many languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Beginning with Mud Puddle in 1979, Munsch continued captivating children and adults with stories like Thomas's Snowsuit, David's Father, I Have to Go!, and the classic Love You Forever.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.12 in

Published: February 1, 1992

Publisher: Annick Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550370081

ISBN - 13: 9781550370089

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Munsch Rules! Truly enjoyable story of Allashua (who doesn't really listen to her mother) and the Qallupilluit (Inuit spirits). Allashua makes a promise, but then tries to "adjust" the terms of the promise to what she really wants to do! Granddaughter found it a tiny bit scary in the 1st reading, but adores the story & the illustrations. I love being able to acquaint her with Canadian stories & cultural myths/stories. This would make a fabulous (& much loved) winter gift for any child. Great to "read along" or for a child to read aloud to an adult! Granddaughter rating: 5++ / 5
Date published: 2009-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A happy-ending kids book with a haunting twist and meaning., In this vividly illustrated children's book, an Inuit girl disobeys her parents and goes out on the dangerous sea ice. She is stolen by the dangerous Kallipilluit people who live under the ice. As they drag her under they tell her she will never see her parents or brothers or sisters again. To escape, she makes a rash promise to deliver her brothers and sisters to them. When she tells her parents about her promise after they warm her up from near-death, they figure out a way to honor their daughter's promise but still save their children from the Kallipilluit. And they succeed at rescuing their children without compromising their values. This story is a fable which teaches about Inuit culture while illustrating important psychological issues of trust, parental responsiblilty, and truth-telling. A savvy parent or therapist might well use this story as a starting point for a discussion of these issues. Or one can equally well just enjoy the story and pictures.
Date published: 2009-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book is great This book is a different fom Robert Munsch's usual insanely funny books. In fact, its not humourous at all. But, in keeping with Munsch's tradition, it delivers a powerful message. Its also a great opportunity to open up your child to various cultures -- being that its a Native tale. A must-read for every child.
Date published: 2006-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic My mother read this book to me when I was a kid. I LOVED it. Sure.. those sea creatures scared me, but it teaches a lesson, and is so beautifully illustrated. Far to often, now adays we coddle our children with little fuzzy happy faces that teach them to baby speak and nothing about functioning in the world. This book taught me about the importance of keeping your word. This isn't a bad book. I would recomend it to anyone who cares about their children
Date published: 2005-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Creepy I guess from experience, I have been reading Munsch books first before I read them to my 4 year old. It is a routine I am glad I started. In my opinion this is not a children's book!! I was frightened and I know for certain my child would be petrified. Steer clear of this one!!
Date published: 2004-11-06

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A Promise Is a Promise

A Promise Is a Promise

by Robert Munsch, Michael Kusugak
Illustrator Vladyana Krykorka

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.12 in

Published: February 1, 1992

Publisher: Annick Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1550370081

ISBN - 13: 9781550370089

From the Publisher

When Allashua disobeys her parents and goes fishing on the sea ice, she has to use her wits to escape and to further trick the Qallupilluit when she promises to bring her brothers and sisters back to them.

About the Classic Munsch series:
Robert Munsch's award-winning books have become a staple on the bookshelves of families worldwide. His stories reflect the joys and challenges of everyday living, offering zany, yet utterly normal, experiences of family life. Munsch has sold over 40 million books in 20 countries and many languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Beginning with Mud Puddle in 1979, Munsch continued captivating children and adults with stories like Thomas's Snowsuit, David's Father, I Have to Go!, and the classic Love You Forever.

About the Author

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!).

Robert Munsch and Michael Kusugak ; illustrated by Vladyana Kryorka

From Our Editors

. . . warmth and humor of Munsch at his best".--Globe & Mail. Full-color illustrations

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5