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A Promise is a Promise

by Robert N. Munsch, Vladyana Krykorka (Illustrator), Michael Kusugak (Author)

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This is a tale from the Northwest Territories that is used to inform children to stay away from the ice during the winter. Through imaginary monsters, these tales “scare” children from making decisions that can result in harming them. Robert Munsch does extensive research to make sure that his tales are authentic. Until he writes about stories like these, the stories remain “oral language” until recorded by Munsch.

This book can be used to inform our students and expose them to different cultures and tales that we traditionally wouldn’t see. Students can compare/contrast the tales that they have been exposed to and discuss what messages/themes are common across cultures. ( )
  Mr-Mays | Oct 20, 2013 |
This is about a girl who does not listen to her mother and she regrets it. But her parents help her right the wrong. Great fairy tale with a lesson to be learned. ( )
  bekeelen | Mar 1, 2013 |
This is a bit of a scary tale of a little girl who disobeys and as a result is visited by a Qallupilluq an imaginary Inuit creature kind of like a troll. The illustrations are wonderful but the whole concept is a little scary for very young children. Could be used to introduce different cultural beliefs into the classroom.
  mrichter | Dec 6, 2009 |
A young girl is warned by her parents not to go ice fishing in the ocean. They warn her that if she goes alone, sea creatures will surely snatch her away.

I recently reread this book and found out why it was my childhood favourite.

Ignoring the warnings of her parents, young Allashua goes anyway. When the sea creatures arrive, Allashua makes a promise she may not be able to keep. ( )
  DarringtonM | Nov 17, 2009 |
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Bought this book on the Alaska cruise as a gift for Gladys. She adores this book and asks for it to be read over and over. The message of respecting your word, not lying, and listening to your parents are great ones for a grown-up, but I think what she loves are the scary Quallalupits and happy ending. She's into scary now. Time flies.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 155037009X, Library Binding)

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.

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Allashua learns a valuable lesson about keeping a promise to her mother.

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