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Blackflies

Blackflies

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Jay Odjick

ISBN 9781443157919 Paperback
32 Pages | Ages 3 to 8
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Helen loves springtime — except for the gazillions of blackflies and mosquitoes. But she has a plan. . .

One day Helen wakes up and it's SPRING! The snow has melted and the sun is shining. But Helen knows that the blackflies will be coming out soon. So she does what any smart kid would do: she sends her little sister outdoors to check! When the blackflies and mosquitoes carry her away, Helen tells her dad, who rushes outside and is carried away himself. Now Helen needs to rescue BOTH of them, along with a wolf and a very clever bear. . .

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Rights Sold

  • French (N.Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • Munsch and Odjick team for a hilarious story about a resourceful indigenous girl.
  • Jay Odjick's art is featured in an animated TV series Kagagi, which airs internationally
  • Although blackflies are common in Canada, others around the world experience similarly annoying insects such as flies, gnats and mosquitoes!

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Robert Munsch

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  • Class Clown
  • Ready, Set, Go!
  • Deep Snow

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager
mmaclagan@scholastic.ca | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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