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Ted Staunton

 

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.

 

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Accord de puissance

Accord de puissance

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Ace's Basement

Ace's Basement

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Coda

Coda

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Coda Unabridged Audiobook

Coda Unabridged Audiobook

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Jump Cut

Jump Cut

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Jump Cut Unabridged Audiobook

Jump Cut Unabridged Audiobook

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Music By Morgan

Music By Morgan

by Ted Staunton
illustrated by Bill Slavin
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Chapter 1 Thwack, thwack, scrape, THUNK. I hear that every time my friend Charlie scores on me. Charlie scores on me every time. We are playing ball hockey in my driveway. Charlie plays forward. I'm in net. Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three, is on defence. The thwack thwack is Aldeen's stick as she mashes at Charlie's feet. Luckily for him, Charlie is way too fast. The scrape is Charlie getting off a wrist shot. The THUNK is the tennis ball hitting the garage door behind me. Every time. I stink at hockey. Oh-oh. Here we go again. Thwack, thwack, scrape, THUNK. "Shoots, he scorrres," Charlie says. When we started, he'd shout and shoot his arms up over his head. Probably his arms are tired by now. "No fair," says Aldeen. Her glasses are steamed up and her witchy hair looks as if it has exploded. It is fair. It's just that it's no fun. "Do it again," Aldeen orders. Instead, Charlie flops in the fallen leaves on the grass. "In a sec," he says. "What are you going to be for Halloween? I'm going to be a hockey player." Aldeen snorts. "You can't be a hockey player. How are you going to walk around in skates?" Charlie shrugs. "I'll carry them over my shoulder." Aldeen's Granny Flo pulls up in the taxi cab she drives. Sometimes Aldeen comes over after school until her mom or her grandma can get off work and come to get her. Granny Flo waves and goes inside. Aldeen says, "Well, I'm going to be a scary monster." I look at Charlie. He looks at me. We're both thinking, You won't need a costume. We don't say that. We both like living too much. "What are you going to be, Morgan?" Charlie asks. "I dunno yet," I say. Halloween makes me think of treats. I like eating way better than hockey. "Let's get snacks," I say. We go in. Mom is in the kitchen, talking with Aldeen's grandma. They are looking at a booklet. We get juice and one cookie each. I'm about to sneak another one when I hear what they are talking about. Mom says, "The community centre runs good programs. What are you signing up Aldeen for?" "Piano," says Granny Flo. "She's artistic. She needs to try something new. But we don't have a keyboard at home." "We've got one in the basement," Mom says. "She can practice here after school if she wants. We're signing up Morgan for floor hockey. Something active." I freeze. Aldeen looks at me. Her eyes are bigger than the cookie jar. I can tell we are both thinking the same thing: Oh, no.

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POV

POV

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Power Chord

Power Chord

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Puddleman

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Puddleman (LK)

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Seven (the Series) Ebook Bundle

Seven (the Series) Ebook Bundle

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Seven Prequels Bundle

Seven Prequels Bundle

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Seven Sequels Ebook Bundle

Seven Sequels Ebook Bundle

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Simon's Surprise

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Speed

Speed

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Super Move, Morgan!

Super Move, Morgan!

by Ted Staunton
illustrated by Bill Slavin
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Taking Care of Crumley

by Ted Staunton
illustrated by Tina Holdcroft
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The Ted Staunton Seven 2-Pack

The Ted Staunton Seven 2-Pack

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Who I'm Not

Who I'm Not

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Great Minds Think Alike

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Greenapple Street Blues

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