Scholastic Canada | Robert Munsch

Robert Munsch


By Robert Munsch
Illustrations by Michael Martchenko

Ages 3 - 7
32 Pages
Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN 9780439961264 Paperback
ISBN 9780439952545 Book and CD package
Also available in French: Bouh!

On Halloween, Lance paints his face and makes it very, very scary…so scary that his father falls over when he sees it!

Candy Catch Game

View an excerpt   About the story

About the story

In June of 1991, Robert Munsch got a letter inviting him to visit the Grade 1/2 class at Lloyd George Public School in Hamilton, Ontario. He decided to drop in without telling anyone he was coming. The teacher freaked out when he walked in, but the kids thought it was neat.

While he was telling stories, a boy named Lance asked for a story about Halloween. He said that Halloween was his favourite day of the year. Munsch made up a story for Lance that was sort of like the book, except for the part with the teenager.

ART ALERT! Lloyd George School was right across the street from an enormous steel mill. If you look closely, you'll see the mill is the backdrop in some of the pictures.

Image credits

Image credits:

From Swamp Water. Text copyright © 2013 by Bob Munsch Enterprises Ltd. Illustrations © 2013 by Michael Martchenko. All rights reserved.

From Too Much Stuff! Text copyright © 2010 by Bob Munsch Enterprises Ltd. Illustrations copyright © 2010 by Michael Martchenko. All rights reserved.