Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 10
- Grade: 1 to 5
- Reading age: 5 to 10
All the kids in Morgan's class are itching to go to the zoo--all except Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three. Aldeen didn't bring her eight dollars, and now she's not allowed to go.
When Morgan sees Aldeen looking in the teacher's desk, he suspects there's going to be trouble. And when she shows up later with money for the trip, he knows it. Their teacher finds eight dollars missing from the trip money, and says nobody gets to go until it's returned. Morgan is sure he knows who took it, but wonders whether he should tell or not. When the money finally turns up Morgan finds he has jumped to conclusions, and that there's more to Aldeen Hummel than meets the eye.
Morgan and the Money is the story of a boy who struggles with the truth, and finds that things aren't always what they seem to be.
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.
Morgan and the Money (First Novels)Morgan is itching to visit the zoo. But Aldeen can’t go because she forgot her money. Morgan suspects trouble when he sees her snooping in the teacher’s desk. Aldeen later shows up with money for the trip. When the teacher notices she is missing eight dollars of the trip money, she says the class won’t go to the zoo until the money is returned.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.