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Morgan's Got Game

By Ted Staunton, Illustrated by Bill Slavin

$5.95 Paperback
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Series: Formac First Novels

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Morgan is left out of the loop when everyone at school begins bringing their M8Y Game Wizards to school, linking up online with one another and playing at recess and lunch. Charlie lets Morgan use his M8Y every now and then, but clearly you''re not cool unless you have one. Poor Morgan is reduced to playing with Aldeen for something to do. Finally his parents relent, but Morgan learns that sometimes gaming is more trouble than it's worth. When Aldeen joins the gaming crew with her own player he faces tough decisions. Should he pull the plug about Aldeen's fake M8Y Game Wizard, or game on and leave her behind?
Morgan, the most popular of all the characters featured in the First Novels collection, is at his loveable best in this topical, humorous, true-to-life story.

"Ted Staunton is a wonderful writer for young people... For children learning to read chapter books, and particularly for those than enjoy humorous tales, Morgan's Got Game is definitely a great choice."

- Lisa Case CM: Canadain Review of Materials

"A funny look on how social gaming can pressure kids into following the crowd."

- Cassandra Adams Educator

"As a simple, early reading novel for kids, Morgan's Got Game does the job admirably well. It's relevant to a child's life and interests and makes friendships and doing the right thing the center point of the plot ... Compelling and ultimately very readable for kids. And most importantly in a novel written for young kids, it's just a fun read about something that is a major part of a typical kid's life in today's society."

- Jancee Wright Librarian at ITT Technical Institute, NetGalley Reviewer

"Cute first chapter book with memorable characters and a storyline kids and especially boys would enjoy."

- Tina Falconer Educator at Westminster High School, NetGalley Reviewer

TED STAUNTON lives in Port Hope, Ontario. He has written numerous childrens books, many of which have been selected as Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens.
BILL SLAVIN has illustrated over forty books for children. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 64 pages
Publication Date: 3rd September 2014
ISBN: 9781459503342
Format: 7.5in x 5in
b&w illustrations

Binding: Hardback, 64 pages
Publication Date: 2nd October 2014
ISBN: 9781459503359
Format: 7.5in x 5in
b&w illustrations throughout

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 3rd September 2014
ISBN: 9781459503366
Format: EPUB
b&w illustrations throughout

BISAC Code:  JUV000000
Imprint: Formac

Interest age: From 6 To 9
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 2.3
Lexile Reading Level: 490L


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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.