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Title:
Mortimer
Author:
Munsch, Robert N., 1945-
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Annick Press, [1985]

©1985
Physical Description:
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 680 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 8025.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 1 Quiz: 07896 Guided reading level: I.
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ISBN:
9780920303122

9780920303115
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

With over half a million copies in print, Mortimer is one of Robert Munsch's most popular and beloved books.

Mortimer is the story "... of a little boy who won't go to sleep at night and who drives his family crazy with his rowdiness ... [It] reads as though it was written by a parent driven frantic by one of the contemporary but compulsive stages of childrearing ... [It is] of tremendous appeal to kids and parents at the same stage."--Globe and Mail


Author Notes

Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1945. He received an undergraduate degree in history and a master's degree in anthropology. While studying to be a Jesuit priest, he worked part-time at an orphanage. He decided he liked working with children and left the Jesuits after 7 years to work in a daycare center. He studied for a year at the Elliot Pearson School of Child Studies at Tufts University. He ended up at a lab preschool at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario and eventually became a Canadian citizen.

While working at a daycare center and telling stories to children, he realized that storytelling was what he loved to do and eventually he started writing the stories down. His first published title was Mud Puddle. He has written over 50 books including Love You Forever, Mortimer, Angela's Airplane, Andrew's Loose Tooth, Stephanie's Ponytail, Moira's Birthday, and Put Me in a Book.

(Bowker Author Biography)