Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
Morgan and her dog head out on an accidental journey down the river that flows past the summer cottage where they holiday with Morgan's mother. As they float along the river they observe landscape and life on the water, various birds and people enjoying the activities the river has to offer. But the story is not only about their adventure, it is also about community, about how all the people who see them drifting past hurry off to make sure that they come to no danger. The story ends at the local wharf where the entire community comes together to celebrate their adventure and their safe return.
About the authors
Hugh MacDonald is a poet, editor, childrens’ author and novelist Hugh MacDonald of Brudenell was poet laureate for Prince Edward Island from Jan 1, 2010, until Dec 31, 2012. Morgan’s Boat Ride is his 14th book as author and editor. MacDonald was perhaps best known to Islanders as the P.E.I. representative for Random Acts of Poetry which has brought poetry to the streets and workplaces across Canada. He has received several awards including the L.M. Montgomery Children’s Literature Award for Chung Lee Loves Lobsters, and a first prize for poetry from the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia. In 2004, he was presented with the Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts on Prince Edward Island. He lives near Montague, PEI with his wife, Sandra.
Anna Bald was born in Montague, PEI and lived in a little farmhouse there for three winters before her parents moved her to the southern shores of Nova Scotia. Anna has studied art and politics on both coasts of Canada, returning home to throw pots, paint pictures, tattoo sailors, and draw the world around her. Morgan's Boat Ride is her first book.