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Ted Staunton


Ted Staunton was born in Toronto and studied at the University of Toronto. When he went back there to teachers' college in 1981, he wrote a story called "Puddleman" for one of his courses and was published--his true ambition in the first place. Since 1987 he and his family have lived in Port Hope, where he writes and tours from. As for the future, he foresees having to paint the bathroom for a long time yet.

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Morgan Makes Magic. illus. Bill Slavin. Halifax, NS: Formac Publishing, 1996.
The Maggie and Cyril Novels. Toronto: Kids Can Press; London: Puffin; New York: Penguin, 1986-92
Miss Fishley Afloat. illus. Eric Parker. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1990.
Puddleman. illus. Brenda Clark. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1988.
Simon's Surprise. illus. Sylvie Daigneault. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1986.
Hope Springs a Leak. Red Deer Press, 1998
Morgan Makes a Splash. Formac Publishing, 2007
Great Play, Morgan. Formac Publishing, 2001
Two False Moves. Red Deer Press, 2000
The Monkey Mountain Monster. Red Deer Press, 2000
Forgive Us Our Travises. Red Deer Press, 2000
Princess. Red Deer Press, 2001
Second Banana. Red Deer Press, 2001
Stinky. Red Deer Press, 2002
Trouble With Girls. Red Deer Press, 2002
The Dreadful Truth: Confederation. Formac Publishing
The Dreadful Truth: Building the Railway. Formac Publishing
The Dreadful Truth: Canadian Crime. Formac Publishing
The Dreadful Truth: The Northwest Passage. Formac Publishing
Campfire Morgan. Formac Publishing
Morgan Makes a Deal. Formac Publishing
Morgan's Secret. Formac Publishing
Morgan's Pet Plot. Formac Publishing
Sounding Off. Red Deer Press, 2006
Super Move, Morgan. Formac Publishing, 2008
The Dreadful Truth: Gold Rush!. Formac Publishing, 2008
Pucker Up, Morgan. Formac Publishing, 2009
Music By Morgan. Formac Publishing, 2010
Acting Up. Red Deer Press, 2010


many CCBC Our Choice awards
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

An informal combination of age-appropriate reading, anecdotes, show and tell, Q & A, imagining activities and sometimes, a little music, (Ted brings a guitar and banjo.) all based on the theme “Where Stories Came From and How They Became Books.”

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60 min.
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Workshops: Ted has a variety of workshops, from a 5-session series in which everyone creates their own picture book, to individual sessions on storyboarding, defining character, and fun with language sounds and sense. His newest workshop is a five-session project in which classes create stories to CDs.

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GST applicable