Great Play Morgan

by Ted Staunton

illustrated by Bill Slavin

Morgan is signed up for soccer. His troubles begin when Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three, finds him practising with a soccer ball.
Morgan's keen to play when he signs up for the soccer team--but unfortunately so is Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three.
Morgan takes it easy on the field, but Aldeen is a maniac, playing hard and dirty and getting way too many penalties. To make matters worse, the whole team blames Morgan when they lose. Morgan wants to quit, but if he does the team won't have enough players for the big tournament. As the play-offs near, however, both Morgan and Aldeen find unexpected ways to help the team triumph.
Great Play, Morgan is a hilarious story about perseverance against great odds.

About the Authors

TED STAUNTON divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. His previous books include the well-loved Green Applestreet Gang series, the Cyril and Maggie series, the Morgan series, Puddleman, Simons Surprise, several titles in the Dreadful Truth series including the Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection The Dreadful Truth: Confederation, and the acclaimed Hope Springs a Leak, which was shortlisted for both a Silver Birch Award and a Hackmactack Award.
BILL SLAVIN is a celebrated illustrator who lives in Millbrook Ontario. He has illustrated over 40 books for children, including The Cat Came Back.

Reviews

"This story has a healthy quota of action, conflict, and humour in the true-to-life dialogue ... Recommended."
Gillian Richardson, Canadian Review of Materials

Awards

Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" Selection
2002

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