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Blackflies

This children's story by Robert Munsch is illustrated by Jay Odjick.

Robert Munsch illustrated by Jay Odjick

(Scholastic Canada Ltd.)

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... (From Scholastic Canada)

Interviews with Jay Odjick

When Algonquin graphic artist Jay Odjick received the call to work on the new Robert Munsch book, he jumped at the chance to provide the illustrations. Blackflies is set on a reserve in northern Alberta. 5:54
When Algonquin graphic artist Jay Odjick received the call to work on the new Robert Munsch book, he jumped at the chance to provide the illustrations. 2:23

Interviews with Robert Munsch

One of the world’s favourite authors, Robert Munsch, discusses his fight against illiteracy and his own struggle with mental illness. 13:38
The lively children's storyteller and author tells Don Harron what goes into creating a good tale for kids. Note: This clip was edited for copyright reasons. 9:41

Books by Robert Munsch

Books by Jay Odjick

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