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3.35  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 31st 2017 by Scholastic Canada
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Matt
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
In this newer Robert Munsch piece, the young reader sees a different side of the story, at least through the illustrations. Helen is so happy that it is no longer winter. She loves the chance to be able to go outside. However, as soon as she steps into the fresh air, she hears them... gazillions of black flies and mosquitos. They are so thick that her sister is carried off and her father is close behind. Helen panics, but must find a way to solve the problem. She finds the most powerful blackly ...more
Becky
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Adorbs.
paige turner
Blackflies is a story about the one thing people hate when the cold weather leaves. Bugs. Not just any bugs though, mosquitos and blackflies!

The black flies in this story though, they're insane! You can hear them coming a mile away, and they'll grab you as soon as you go to investigate what that strange noise is! Well, that's what happened to Helen's sister and her father.

Sounds like it could be made into a really bad horror movie.

Helen is the hero of the story though as are most of the main ch
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Luciana Babocci
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Robert Munsch story I haven't read about blackflies & mosquitoes. It would be a great read for kids living where these pesky bugs are so prominent.
Allison
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's good to know that all of Canada feels this apprehensive about bugs.
Meghan Edwards
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Traditional Munsch antics. Not quite as good as Paperbag Princess, but well worth it.
Julia Smith-brake
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lovely new Munsch book. Glad we got it. New illustrator, very cute.
Kim
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: canadian, mini-me
Some really cool illustrations here, but not my favourite Munsch. Mini-Me liked it though.
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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
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