Where Is Gah-Ning?
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Where Is Gah-Ning?

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  111 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Gah-Ning wants to go to Kapuskasing, that bustling hub of Northern Ontario civilization. But her father doesn't want her to go. He knows what happens to people when they go there--they shop until their money runs out--but she decides to go anyway. First she tries to go by bike, then on roller blades, but each time her father finds out and takes her back home. Then she meet...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Annick Press
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A funny story a bout a little girl named Gah-Ning who wants to visit kapuskasing shop. Her father says NO and prevents her from going there because he thinks that people spend all their money there! It doesn't make sense to her cause she just wants to go there!! So, she uses her bicycle and then her roller blades to go there and every time her father finds her half way through and brings her back home after giving her a lecture of what might happen to her going there alone. She comes up with a c...more
Another little gem by Robert Munsch, with another new illustrator - Helene Desputeaux. Having been to both Hearst Ontario and Kapuskasing Ontario (northern towns on highway 11), I really appreciated the illustrations of the moose and coniferous forests. Litlle Gah-Ling is a pretty adventurous and determined character who, having made the decision to go to Kapuskasing, will find a way no matter what. My favourite illustations are of the 300 balloons, of all different colours and shapes. What a ch...more
Gah-Ning announces to her father that she wants to go on a trip to Kapuskaing. Her father threw the food he was preparing up in the air and said, "No. When people go to Kauskaing they spend hundreds of dollars."

After awhile Gah-Ning hops on her bicycle and starts pedalling down the road to Kapuskaing.

Her father went to tell her that it was time for lunch but... Please read the rest of my review here: http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/10...
I'm a huge fan of Robert N. Munsch. This book is about a little girl who wants to visit a faraway land, but is having some difficulty getting there. I do question whether or not the book may portray some stereotypes of Asian people and whether this would be found offensive.
I would definitely give this book two stars... BUT the story from Robert Munsch at the end, about the story-behind-the-story... THAT deserves a bonus star! I don't love the fiction story that is this book... but the seed that this story sprouted out of is lovely.
My son and I started this and didn't finish so my rating isn't entirely fair but it didn't interest us at all.
Great Munsch book based in a location close to home.
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Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Fordham University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and from Boston University in 1971 with a Master of Arts degree in anthropology.

He studied to become a Jesuit priest, but decided he would rather work with children after jobs at orphanages and daycare centers. In 1973, he received a Master of Education in Chil...more
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