Known for movies

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SpouseAnn Beeler
FactHe was awarded the C.M.(Member of the Order of Canada) on April 15, 1999 for his services to Canadian Children's Literature.

Robert Munsch was born on July 11, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents were both teachers. He has three sisters and one brother. Munsch attended the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 1968. He then attended Harvard University, where he earned a master’s degree in education in 1970. After working as a teacher and a social worker, Munsch decided to become a writer.

His first book, “Love You Forever,” was published in 1986. It quickly became a bestseller. Munsch has written more than 50 books for children. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Many of his books have been made into movies and television shows.

Munsch has won numerous awards for his work, including the Governor General’s Award and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award. He is one of the most popular children’s authors in the world. Munsch lives in Guelph, Ontario with his wife, Ann. They have three children. ..

General Info

Full NameRobert Munsch
EducationFordham University, Tufts University, Boston University


SpouseAnn Beeler
ChildrenTyya Munsch, Gilly Munsch, Julie Munsch, Sam Munsch, Andrew Munsch


AwardsVicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, Juno Award for Children's Album of the Year
MoviesBlackberry Subway Jam

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1Guelph, Ontario, Canada [June 2007]
2He was awarded the C.M.(Member of the Order of Canada) on April 15, 1999 for his services to Canadian Children's Literature.
3Has published 42 children's books.
4Bases the characters in his stories on real children.
5Born in Pittsburgh but revoked his American citizenship to become Canadian.
6Studied to be a Jesuit priest for 7 years before switching to writing.
7His book, "Love You Forever", is the #1 best-selling children's book of all time.
8Currently (2004) lives in Guelph, Ontario.



From Far Away2000Short story
A Bunch of MunschTV Series books - 3 episodes, 1991 - 1992 book - 1 episode, 1992
Blackberry Subway Jam1984Short story "Jonathan Cleaned Up... Then He Heard a Sound"


The Book Lady2009Documentary
Shut Up and Write Me2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Author
This Is Daniel Cook2004TV SeriesHimself
Life and Times2000TV Series documentaryHimself

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