Love You Forever
Love You Forever is a short children’s book written by Robert Munsch, an American-born Canadianauthor, and published in 1986. It tells a touching story or the evolving mother-child relationship. Love You Foreverwas listed fourth on the 2001 Publishers Weekuch about the circle of life, youth, parenting, and our responsibility for our parents as we grow oldely All-Time Bestselling Children’s Books list . “I have yet to read this book through without crying. It says so mr. The message is so simple yet so profound. Love You Forever book is a great gift for anyone with a child, or even for your own parents.” Maria Shriver
Love You Forever Storyline
At the beginning of the story a baby boy is born, and he continues to grow until he is a mature man. Throughout the story, the mother of the boy rocks her son to sleep singing the same special song: ”I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” At the end of the book, when the mother becomes old and sick, the roles are reversed and the son holds and rocks his elderly mother as he sings to her: “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my Mommy you’ll be.” When he comes home, the son picks up his own newly born baby daughter and sings to her his mother’s song.
Love You Forever Popularity
Love You Forever has touched the hearts of millions of people worldwide, young and old alike. Since its initial publication in l986, Love You Forever book has sold over15 million copies in paperback and the hardcover edition. The book has been translated into many languages, including Spanish and French. Here is an Amazon.com link if you wish to get your own copy of this great book: http://www.amazon.com/Love-You-Forever-Robert-Munsch/dp/0920668372
If you just want to read the story online, here is a link to the complete text: http://www.rogerknapp.com/inspire/loveforever.htm. This is a lovely video version of Love You Forever book, available on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyZaOQu9chQ.
About the Author
Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of nine children . Although not a scholar, he always loved to write poetry. When Munsch was attending college, he began to work at an orphanage and discovered that he loved working with children. While working in the daycare industry later on, Munsch discovered that he could keep the children calm by telling them stories. He continued telling stories for ten years, not recognizing this as a special talent, and never bothering to write any of them down. Only after he lost his job and needed an income, did Robert start to turn his story telling into a profession. After being heard by a children’s librarian, Robert Munsch was encouraged to write down his work and show it to a publisher.
Munsch’s first attempt at writing resulted in 10 stories that were rejected by nine different publishers, but one agreed to take his story called “Mud Puddle.” Later, Munsch moved to Canada in search of work , became a Canadian citizen and began to publish his works in Canada. Eventually he became Canada’s best selling author, but had not achieved recognition in the United States until the publication of Love You Forever.
Love You Forever Book
The book Love You Forever was originally written as a song, alledgedly dedicated to the memory of two stillborn babies that Munsch and his wife had in the years 1979 and 1980. Since his original publisher didn’t like the book, Munsch changed publishers. In 1987, the book sold 30,000 copies ,in 1987, over 70,000 copies and over 1,000,000 copies in 1988. In 1994 Love You Forever was at the top of the New York Time bestselling children’s list with 8,000,000 copies sold.
The Message of the Story
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