This paper is a tutorial on defining recursive descent parsers in Haskell. In the spirit of one-stop shopping , the paper combines material from three areas into a single source. The three areas are functional parsers (Burge, 1975; Wadler, 1985; Hutton, 1992; Fokker, 1995), the use of monads to structure functional programs (Wadler, 1990; Wadler, 1992a; Wadler, 1992b), and the use of special syntax for monadic programs in Haskell (Jones, 1995; Peterson et al. , 1996). More specifically, the paper shows how to define monadic parsers using do notation in Haskell.