Morgan on Ice

by Ted Staunton

illustrated by Bill Slavin

Morgan promises Aldeen he'll go to Princesses on Ice, even though he HATES skating and has plans to go to a monster truck rally with Charlie instead. Morgan must overcome his fear of conflict to resolve the dilemma. An early chapter book with dyslexia-friendly features.

Morgan doesn't like to skate, and he's determined not to learn. What he really wants to do is go to see Monster Truck-A-Rama with Charlie. Aldeen is not impressed since Morgan already agreed to go to Princesses on Ice with her. Can Morgan avoid conflict and keep everyone happy, or is he skating on thin ice?

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 has written numerous books for young people, including books featuring Morgan and his group of friends.

BILL SLAVIN is a celebrated illustrator who lives in Millbrook, Ontario. He has illustrated over 40 books for children, including The Cat Came Back.


"As a first novel, it is a nice story that will engage children with an interest in skating, monster trucks, and realistic fiction."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Kids will love the latest addition to the series, written with Ted Staunton's dry wit and humour ... the perfect transition into first novels."
Sandra O'Brien, Canadian Children's Booknews
"This short beginning chapter book hits the mark with its plot, characterization, and vocabulary. The writing style and reading level is consistent, making it an excellent choice for children ready to transition to chapter books ... Morgan and Aldeen's tumultuous relationship is very realistic and their interactions are often hilarious. This series is a great addition to any elementary school library."
Nicole Rowlinson, Resource Links


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