Who's That Man?

Who's That Man?
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Author: Duncan-Cary, Marny
Illustrator: Mansbridge, Megan
ISBN: 9781894431385
Pub. Date: Sep 1, 2009
Size: 11.00″ x 8.50″
Pages: 32

Homecoming. Separated by war, a small boy meets his father for the first time and finds they have been connected by love all along.

This is a vibrant children's book written by award-winning Saskatchewan country music artist Marny Duncan-Cary, based on the song from her debut album, Reason for Bein'. Beautifully illustrated by Megan Mansbridge.
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Homecoming. Separated by war, a small boy meets his father for the first time and finds they have been connected by love all along.

This is a vibrant children's book written by award-winning Saskatchewan country music artist Marny Duncan-Cary, based on the song from her debut album, Reason for Bein'. Beautifully illustrated by Megan Mansbridge.
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ISBN 9781894431385
Publication Date Sep 1, 2009
Author Duncan-Cary, Marny
Illustrator Mansbridge, Megan
Pages 32
Size 11.00″ x 8.50″
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Inspired by the events of 911 and based on the au-thor's father, Who's That Man? is a reminder that war separates families. In a truly gentle way Duncan-Cary opens the reader up to a new dimension of war - the return home.

Who's That Man? begins with a young boy sharing his insecurities about his father, whom he has never met. The boy wonders if his father looks like him and if he will love him. He runs home with hope and excitement in his heart to find a teary eyed stranger before him. In a parallel response to the first part of the book, the father wonders out loud, "Who's that boy? Is he my son? Does he look like me and will he love me?"

The stirring artwork coupled with the black and white photographs present a perfect package. With a copy of the CD also included, Who's That Man? can be enjoyed again and again, reminding us of the love of family and another sad consequence of war. Who's That Man? is appropriate for children reading at the Grade 1-2 level. It can be used as a great starting point to gently introduce the topic of war to children as well as showcase the love be-tween a father and child. This touching story is a real treasure. Review by Rachelle Gooden / (Posted on 2015-02-22)
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Marny Duncan-Cary is a talented singer and songwriter from Lumsden, Saskatchewan. Her first book, Linger, was based on an emotional song that she wrote. Once again, Duncan-Cary has taken one of her songs and created a delightful children’s book, entitled Who’s That Man? Her story is based on a real event in the author’s own family history. When her grandfather returned home from fighting in World War II, he had never met his five year old son, Gerry, who was Duncan-Cary’s father.

The inspiration for her song and subsequent book happened after the events of 9-11. Duncan-Cary had never personally experienced the impact of war, and 9-11 triggered a new set of emotions and fears. When her father discussed with her how the impact of war had affected his own childhood and his family dynamics, she put pen to paper and created the song Who’s that Man?. It reveals the apprehension and uncertainty between father and son upon meeting for the first time.

This touching book comes complete with a special gift included – a DVD of her song which is tucked in the back cover. The words and musical score of Who’s That Man? are printed on the last pages of the book as an added bonus.

The pages are sprinkled with black and white photos of her father and grandfather taken from the family photo albums during the time that they were separate. These personal mementos add a realistic touch to the story. The illustrations are by talented artist, Megan Mansbridge. Mansbridge is not only a gifted artist but she is a personal friend of the author. Her bright and colourful pictures make the story come alive. She mixes simplicity with rich textures to create a three dimensional effect that seem to jump off the pages.

This personal story is a tribute to the many families that have been altered by war. Duncan-Cary leaves the reader with the message that although war is destructive and separates families, it cannot destroy the unconditional love and special bonds that exist between them.
Review by Karen Lawson (SPG) / (Posted on 2015-02-21)
SPG Book Review
Marny Duncan-Cary is a talented singer and songwriter from Lumsden, Saskatchewan. Her first book, Linger, was based on an emotional song that she wrote. Once again, Duncan-Cary has taken one of her songs and created a delightful children’s book, entitled Who’s That Man?. Her story is based on a real event in the author’s own family history. When her grandfather returned home from fighting in World War II, he had never met his five year old son, Gerry, who was Duncan-Cary’s father.

The inspiration for her song and subsequent book happened after the events of 9-11. Duncan-Cary had never personally experienced the impact of war, and 9-11 triggered a new set of emotions and fears. When her father discussed with her how the impact of war had affected his own childhood and his family dynamics, she put pen to paper and created the song Who’s that Man? It reveals the apprehension and uncertainty between father and son upon meeting for the first time.

This touching book comes complete with a special gift included – a DVD of her song which is tucked in the back cover. The words and musical score of Who’s That Man? are printed on the last pages of the book as an added bonus.

The pages are sprinkled with black and white photos of her father and grandfather taken from the family photo albums during the time that they were separate. These personal mementos add a realistic touch to the story. The illustrations are by talented artist, Megan Mansbridge. Mansbridge is not only a gifted artist but she is a personal friend of the author. Her bright and colourful pictures make the story come alive. She mixes simplicity with rich textures to create a three dimensional effect that seem to jump off the pages.

This personal story is a tribute to the many families that have been altered by war. Duncan-Cary leaves the reader with the message that although war is destructive and separates families, it cannot destroy the unconditional love and special bonds that exist between them.
Review by Karen Lawson (SPG) / (Posted on 2015-01-17)