Ian Wallace Morgan the Magnificent

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Morgan the Magnificent

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9780888990563: Morgan the Magnificent

Morgan, who delights in walking and standing on her hands in very high places around her family's farm, seizes her opportunity for glory when the circus arrives, featuring a tightrope walking act.

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Grade 1-3 Morgan, a young girl living on a farm with her father, dreams of the cir cus, especially the high wire act. Avoid ing her chores, she sneaks out at every opportunity to walk across the peak of the barn roof or the highest beam inside the barn. Her lively antics lead her to the circus that has come to town with Amaz ing Anastasia, the high wire performer. Her adventure culminates on the high wire, which is shakier and thinner than the beams were. Luckily, Morgan is res cued by the Amazing Anastasia to the delight of her father, observing from be low. Throughout the story, the full-page watercolor paintings done in rich hues are enriched with details of almost idyllic scenes, giving a sense of warmth and security even in dangerous situations. Animals such as the foxes cocking their heads as they watch Morgan turn cart wheels also give this sense of peace. As with his other books, Wallace has deliv ered a sensitive story that will capture the imaginations of children as they see one little girl's dream come true. Carol McMichael, Greenfield Pub . Lib . , Ind.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Every day at dawn, Morgan slips out of bed, climbs to the barn roof and walks on her hands along its peakuntil her father sees her. With theroof off-limits, Morgan starts practicing inside, on the highest crossbeam of the barn, after she finishes her chores. She walks it "until she could do it with her eyes closed." An alarmed owl looks on. Soon she's saving a circus poster of the Amazing Anastasia. When the circus arrives, she's ready to run away and try her own act. She finds Anastasia's costume and scrambles up, nearly falling off the high wire, but Amazing Anastasia saves her with some well-timed tips on balancing. Anastasia greets her at the far end of the wire with a kiss, and from below, her father also blows her kisses. The acclaimed Canadian illustrator provides unusual perspectives in all the scenes, from farmyard to circus arena, but the rather clumsily written text does not measure up to the strengths of the art. Ages 5-9.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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