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MORGY’S MUSICAL SUMMER by Maggie Lewis

MORGY’S MUSICAL SUMMER

By Maggie Lewis (Author) , Michael Chesworth (Illustrator)

Age Range: 8 - 10

Pub Date: April 21st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-618-77707-5
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Just in time for summer-vacation readers, Lewis brings Morgy MacDougal-MacDuff back in this warm and funny tale of cabin living, camp food and classic letters from home. Morgy’s positive attitude has landed him and his trumpet in the “promising beginner” group at the Outlook Music Camp: “Brooooooot, ta da!” Surrounded by tall trees and thrilled by the suggestion of ghosts wandering the grounds at night, the summer campers practice and learn. Morgy gamely practices with the junior orchestra, ultimately gaining skills enough to tackle a satisfying solo. Morgy’s the same thoughtful, normal boy he was in Morgy Makes His Move (1999) and Morgy Coast to Coast (2005), showing determination despite humiliation and bullying and exuberance in triumph and friendship. He is a stalwart, a well-developed character that chapter-book readers will easily relate to. Chesworth’s action-packed black-and-white illustrations complement the breezy text. (Fiction. 8-10)