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Morgan Gets Cracking
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Morgan Gets Cracking

By Ted Staunton, Illustrated by Bill Slavin

$5.95 Paperback
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Series: Formac First Novels

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Morgan doesn't like the new kid, Curtis, who can juggle, do karate and play guitar, and loves to brag about it. But some of the kids in his class are impressed, especially when Curtis teases Aldeen, the Queen of Mean -- who isn't even mean back! Does Aldeen actually like Curtis? A game of egg toss at a neighbourhood party will show how Aldeen really feels. Who do you think ends up with egg on his face?


Commended - Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens Selection - 2013

"The black and white illustrations by Bill Slavin are drawn in a cartoon style -- which is perfect for this age group... The short chapters and easy language make this book ideal for children just beginning to read chapter books. The story being told is one to which all children can relate, and it can be enjoyed by a variety of children." Highly Recommended.

- Lisa Case CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Visually the book is appealing; Bill Slavin's pencil drawings are well suited to the text."

- Tricia Reese Resource Links

"Young readers will appreciate the accessible text, action-filled black-and-white illustrations, discrete chapters that end on suspenseful notes and a slight twist on the usual bully fare... A good choice for transitioning readers looking for a splash of humor."

- Kirkus Reviews

TED STAUNTON lives in Port Hope, Ontario. He has written numerous children's books, including Morgan's Secret and Super Move, Morgan. Many of his books have selected as Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens.BILL SLAVIN is a celebrated illustrator who lives in Millbrook, Ontario. He has illustrated over forty books for children, including The Cat Came Back and all previous Morgan books.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 64 pages
Publication Date: 12th September 2012
ISBN: 9781459500747
Format: 7.5in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 64 pages
Publication Date: 2nd November 2012
ISBN: 9781459500754
Format: 7.5in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 64 pages
Publication Date: 12th September 2012
ISBN: 9781459500761
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV019000, JUV043000
Imprint: Formac

Interest age: From 6 To 9
Lexile Reading Level: 550


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First Novels

Beginner chapters books for ages 6 to 9

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Series features

  • Engaging stories for early readers
  • Award-winning authors and illustrators
  • Chapter book format, with short chapters and amusing b&w illustrations
  • Reading level: grade 2.0-3.0
  • Interest level: ages 6-9

"young readers will appreciate the accessible text, action-filled black-and-white illustrations and discrete chapters that end on suspenseful notes" — Kirkus Reviews

First Novels are humorous, easy-to-read novels that encourage children to begin reading on their own. The series features vibrant, loveable characters, age-appropriate plots and lively illustrations. The books deal with themes kids face every day such as teasing, friendship, competition and multiculturalism.