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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Morgan the Brave

by (author) Ted Staunton & Will Staunton

illustrated by Bill Slavin

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
Humorous Stories, Birthdays, Beginner, Peer Pressure
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 2
  • Reading age: 6 to 7


Morgan's friend Curtis is throwing the birthday party to end all birthday parties. Everyone in grade three will be there. But when Curtis announces that hes going to show Brain Eater, the scariest movie EVER, Morgan is nervous — he doesnt like scary movies. Can Morgan overcome his fear and still have fun at the party?

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


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WILL STAUNTON spends a huge amount of time driving back and forth across Canada playing music with his rock/bluegrass band, Union Duke. When he’s at home in Toronto, he teaches a whole bunch of instruments and frets over the headlines with his wife.

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Multiple award winning illustrator Bill Slavin was born in Belleville, Ontario. His work includes the acclaimed 'Stanley's Party' written by Linda Bailey, 'Who Broke the teapot!' as well as more than 100 award winning children's books.
Among his many honours, Bill has won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the Blue Spruce Award, the California Young Reader Medal and the Zena Sutherland Award for Children's Literature. Recently, he has returned to his childhood love of comics and graphic novels, writing and illustrating the graphic novel trilogy Elephants Never Forget, as now the Mordecai Crow trilogy. Quid Pro Crow is Bil's second book with Renegade Arts Entertainment.

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  • Winner, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

"The large print and drawings on every two page spread will appeal to early readers ... The illustration and layout are also billed as 'dyslexia friendly,' making the book attractive on many levels."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Morgan' predicament will be relateable to many young readers, as well as his experiences with peer pressure and teasing. It's reassuring to know that everyone gets scared sometimes, as Morgan himself realizes by the end of the birthday party!"

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