Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 10
- Grade: 1 to 5
- Reading age: 6 to 9
It's Fall Fair time again and Morgan is sure his homegrown pumpkin will take first prize. But when Aldeen drops his pumpkin and it smashes, he gets angry and challenges her to a bumper car war. Aldeen has other ideas and counters with a dare to ride the Asteroid Belt, a big-kid rollercoaster. Can Morgan save face and be brave enough to try?
With a situation young readers will recognize and enjoy, and a character they can easily identify with, this is a book that will appeal to kids starting to read on their own. The dyslexia-friendly features of the book include easier-to-read typography, page layout, and reduced-contrast paper stock, along with illustrations on every double-page spread that enhance the text.
About the authors
TED STAUNTON a écrit plus de quarante livres jeunesse et a contribué à la sériepopulaire Seven. Il joue aussi de la musique folk et blues. Ted se rend souventdans des écoles et des bibliothèques canadiennes. Il donne aussi un cours derédaction au collège George Brown à Toronto. Quand il n’est pas plongé dans un livre, il fait souvent de la musique avec le Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band..
Ted Staunton is the award-winning author of over forty books for young people, including Bounced, What Blows Up in The Almost Epic Squad series, the picture book Friends for Real, illustrated by Ruth Ohi, and the coauthor of the non-fiction title It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . . : Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs, with his son Will. A busy and popular presenter at schools across Canada, Ted also teaches writing at George Brown College in Toronto, and is a roots/blues musician in whatever time is left over. Visit him online at www.tedstauntonbooks.com.
Bill Slavin has illustrated over sixty books for children, including Stanley's Party, Stanley's Wild Ride, Stanley at Sea, Transformed and The Farm Team. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario, with his wife, their cat, two rabbits, five squirrels and a family of cardinals.
- Winner, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
"Once again, scaredy-cat Morgan's story is a relatable one . . . Overall, Daredevil Morgan. is a fine addition to the Be Brave, Morgan! series."
"Staunton's stories and chapter lengths are very accessible to young readers, especially those transitioning from picture books to chapter books. His books would make a great addition to any late primary classroom library."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Other titles by Ted Staunton
Other titles by Bill Slavin
Game On in Ancient Greece
On the Run in Ancient China
Stowing Away with the Vikings
Hot on the Trail in Ancient Egypt
Breaking the Waste Cycle
Morgan's Got Game
Morgan on Ice
Morgan the Brave
The Big Book of Canada (Updated Edition)
Exploring the Provinces and Territories