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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Great Play Morgan

by (author) Ted Staunton

illustrated by Bill Slavin

Publisher
Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Category
Humorous Stories, Emotions & Feelings
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780887805370
    Publish Date
    Jul 2001
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887805363
    Publish Date
    May 2001
    List Price
    $5.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887801679
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $4.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
  • Reading age: 5 to 10

Description

Morgan's keen to play when he signs up for the soccer team--but unfortunately so is Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three.
Morgan takes it easy on the field, but Aldeen is a maniac, playing hard and dirty and getting way too many penalties. To make matters worse, the whole team blames Morgan when they lose. Morgan wants to quit, but if he does the team won't have enough players for the big tournament. As the play-offs near, however, both Morgan and Aldeen find unexpected ways to help the team triumph.
Great Play, Morgan is a hilarious story about perseverance against great odds.

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.

 

Ted Staunton's profile page

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.

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Awards

  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Selection

Editorial Reviews

"This story has a healthy quota of action, conflict, and humour in the true-to-life dialogue ... Recommended."

Canadian Review of Materials

Other titles by Ted Staunton

Other titles by Bill Slavin