Blackflies

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Scholastic Canada, Mar 31, 2017 - Humorous stories - 32 pages
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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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Robert Munsch is the author of dozens of bestselling books, including Smelly Socks, Braids! and So Much Snow! He wrote this story for a girl in Fort McMurray, Alberta, where there are gazillions of blackflies in the spring. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Jay Odjick is an artist and writer from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Algonquin community,just outside of Maniwaki, Quebec. He has created comic books and produced the animated TV series Kagagi:The Raven,which airs in Canada, the US and Australia. He previously illustrated Robert Munsch's story The Ocean Goes On Forever, which appears in the anthology Munsch Mania.

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