Music By Morgan

by Ted Staunton

illustrated by Bill Slavin

Morgan has to get creative, and sneaky, if he wants to play music instead of floor hockey.

Morgan is not pleased when his parents sign him up to play floor hockey at the community centre; he stinks at hockey and it's no fun. So when Aldeen Hummel, the Godzilla of Grade Three and a good hockey player, is unhappily signed up for piano lessons, Morgan crafts a plan to trade places.

About the Authors

TED STAUNTON lives in Port Hope, Ontario. He divides his time between writing and a busy life as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. He has received numerous Children's Centre "Best Books/Our Choice" awards, a Silver Birch Award nomination and a Hackmatack Award nomination.


"...chronicles the hilarity and drama that ensues when Morgan and his friend Aldeen attempt to pull off a classic switcheroo."

"...offers a careful balance of humor and description, and the characters are effectively developed, putting this title squarely into the goal for early readers."

"...a solid and satisfying offering for newly independent readers."

Bulletin of the Centre for Children's Books
Students will be able to relate to a common problem of feeling anxiety about going to team sports or music lessons. Using this book as a read aloud could fit into a discussion of personal talents and career choices. Highly recommended.
Lori Austin, Resource Links
"Music By Morgan is a short book and written very well. The plot will be well liked by children of all interest and reading levels. Recommended."
John Dryden, Canadian Review of Materials


One of the Year's Best for 2011 - Resource Links
Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre

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