Help choose Robert Munsch's 30th book with Scholastic Canada


TORONTO, September 1, 2010 /Canada NewsWire/ - To celebrate Robert Munsch's 30th book with Scholastic Canada, fans of Canada's bestselling author can decide which story will be published in May 2011.

Three story ideas have been posted on and readers can vote online from September 1 to October 31, 2010. The story that receives the most votes will be turned into a book, illustrated by long-time Munsch collaborator Michael Martchenko.

"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."

Each of the three stories is set in a different location in Canada: Rigolet, Labrador; Fort McMurray, Alberta; and Brussels, Ontario, and each was inspired by children Munsch met while visiting those communities. Munsch will visit the locale of the winning story when the book is published in May.

Munsch and Martchenko have two books coming out this September: Mad About Munsch!, a collection of five favourite stories, and Too Much Stuff!, a new picture book about a young girl who is determined to take all her toys on a trip with her.

Scholastic Canada is the country's largest publisher and distributor of children's books. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining works for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, and teacher materials. The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, and the Company's Internet Site,