Daredevil Morgan

by Ted Staunton

illustrated by Bill Slavin

When Aldeen ruins Morgan's prize-worthy pumpkin at the fair, he challenges her to a bumper car war to settle the score. Instead, she dares him to ride the rollercoaster. Is Morgan brave enough to do it? An early chapter book with dyslexia-friendly features.

It's Fall Fair time again and Morgan is sure his homegrown pumpkin will take first prize. But when Aldeen drops his pumpkin and it smashes, he gets angry and challenges her to a bumper car war. Aldeen has other ideas and counters with a dare to ride the Asteroid Belt, a big-kid rollercoaster. Can Morgan save face and be brave enough to try?

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.


"Staunton's stories and chapter lengths are very accessible to young readers, especially those transitioning from picture books to chapter books. His books would make a great addition to any late primary classroom library."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Once again, scaredy-cat Morgan's story is a relatable one . . . Overall, Daredevil Morgan. is a fine addition to the Be Brave, Morgan! series."
Alice Albarda, Resource Links


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