The heroine of Robert Munsch’s latest picture book, Give Me Back My Dad! (Scholastic Canada), was inspired by a young girl named Cheryl Allen whom Munsch met nearly two decades ago while on a fishing trip in Rigolet, on Labrador’s northern coast. Recently, Munsch returned to Rigolet to reconnect with Cheryl and her family, and to tell stories at a local school.
Above: Munsch, with Cheryl Allen and her daughter, Megan. (Photo courtesy of Scholastic)