There are three stories on scholastic.ca. Readers are asked to vote online from September 1 to October 31, 2010. Whichever story receives the most votes will become his 30th book with Scholastic Canada, and it will be illustrated by long-time Munsch collaborator, Michael Martchenko.
The three stories are set in various Canadian locations, and are based on the children who Munsch met while staying in those places. He will return to the location of the winning story.
“Scholastic Canada has proudly published Robert Munsch’s books since 1997,” says Scholastic Canada Co-President Iole Lucchese. “We thought this would be a fun way to celebrate his 30th book with us. Robert is always gathering story ideas when he’s meeting children. Now fans can have a say in what story they would like to see become a book.”
Munsch and Martchenko have two new books coming out this month: Mad About Munsch! is a collection of five favourite stories, including one called Braids, which is illustrated by students from Sir Isaac Brock Public School in Guelph, Ontario. Munsch donated the story to help Taya Kendall, an eight-year old aspiring writer, who started a school newspaper to raise money for Children of Bukati. Too Much Stuff! is a new picture book about a young girl who is told she can only bring one doll on her plane ride, but is determined to take all of her toys on the trip.
Visit scholastic.ca to help select Munsch’s new book!