Matthew and the Midnight Wrecker

Matthew and the Midnight Wrecker

by Allen Morgan, Michael Martchenko
     
 

Fuelled by a full day of knocking down block houses with his stuffed rabbit, Matthew joins a midnight wrecking crew, and another crazy episode ensues.

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Fuelled by a full day of knocking down block houses with his stuffed rabbit, Matthew joins a midnight wrecking crew, and another crazy episode ensues.

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Children's Literature
Matthew is teased by other kids in the neighborhood about his stuffed bunny, Dangerous Dan, who is his constant companion. One night in a dream adventure Matthew is invited by Dwayne, a midnight wrecker, to help him and his crew of rabbits wearing hard hats to knock down a house. Hesitant at first, Matthew is later fascinated by the bunnies with jackhammers and by an upside down house he encounters. At the end of the adventure Dwayne comes up with a clever way to help Matthew gain enough confidence to let his bunny go. Young children will delight in this story about a favorite stuffed toy. Any child who has ever been fascinated by a construction site will also be intrigued by the colorful illustrations of bulldozers, cranes and dump trucks playfully rendered by the artist. Matthew appears as a major character in many other midnight adventure books. 2001, Stoddart Kids/Stoddart Publishing, $6.99. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Adjoa J. Burrowes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773732957
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Series:
Matthew's Midnight Adventure Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Allen Morgan has written 25 books for children and 1 for adults. He was born on September 29, 1946 in New York City. He is married to Leslie and has a son named Timothy. In 1973 he became a Canadian citizen, also in the year 1980 Allen Morgan started writing his books. Before he became a author he had many different jobs such as a story teller, kindergarten teacher, artist, camel consultant, territory guide, member of the Lost Expedition and many more.

Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25 books for children including "The Paper Bag Princes" and "Stephanie's Ponytail." He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied to be a Jesuit priest before deciding to work with children instead. He taught in a variety of nursery schools and daycare centers while he earned an MA in Early Childhood Education. In 1975, Munsch and his wife, Ann, moved to Guelph, Ontario. The Munschs have three children: Julie, Andrew, and Tyya (see them all in "Something Good!").

Michael Martchenko has illustrated over 30 books for children and has exhibited his work throughout North America. He has won numerous awards for design and illustration. He lives with his wife, Patricia, in Toronto.

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