In 1991, Robert Munsch was on a storytelling trip in Labrador. His son, Andrew, was with him. In Goose Bay, they stayed with Ali and Kate Lucas, whose dad was a Canadian Forces pilot. Andrew liked jet planes, and Munsch thought, "Wow! I bet I am going to get a good jet plane story."
One afternoon they all went for a walk on a snowmobile trail. Munsch and Andrew did not know that the snow in the woods was very, very deep. Andrew thought it would be fun to jump off the trail, and he went way down into the snow. He loved it. Ali and Kate jumped in after him. They did not go that far down into the snow, but Kate got her foot stuck, so Munsch went to help. He did not know that in some places the snow was covering whole pine trees and the trees made an empty space under the snow. So when Munsch walked off the trail, he fell through, way, way, way, over his head. It took him a long time to climb back up, and Kate was still stuck! They finally got her out, but her boots were still at the bottom of the hole. Since Munsch was already wet, he went head-first down the hole to get her boots. While he was in the snow with his feet sticking out, he started thinking of a story called "Deep Snow." So this is Munsch's only story that started while he was upside-down in the snow! But it's not the only story inspiration he got from this visit. It was also on this trip to Labrador that he went to Rigolet and wrote Give Me Back My Dad!, the winner of our fan-choice "Pick-a-Munsch" contest.