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Matthew and the Midnight Bank

by (author) Allen Morgan

illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Oct 2000
General, General
Recommended Age
5 to 8
Recommended Grade
k to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2000
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Matthew's imagination is set racing after a day of playing Secret Monopoly and watching his mother balance her cheque book At midnight he awakes to find that the money he planted in the yard has bloomed into a money bush As Matthew is collecting his new-found wealth, he meets Fargo and is invited to play an all-night game of Midnight Monopoly at the bank

It's hard to know what will happen with the roll of the dice in Midnight Monopoly, but with dangerous pigeons milling about and Matthew on the scene, it's bound to be hilarious

About the authors

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.

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MICHAEL MARTCHENKO est né à Carcassonne, en France. Il s'installe au Canada avec sa famille alors qu'il a 7 ans. En 1966, il décroche son diplôme du Collège des arts de l'Ontario et devient bientôt directeur d'une agence publicitaire. C'est lors d'une exposition d'art graphique que Robert Munsch découvre le travail de Michael Martchenko. Michael a reçu le prix Libris 2006, Illustrateur de l'année.


MICHAEL MARTCHENKO has illustrated dozens of books, and is most famous for his work with Robert Munsch, including Smelly Socks (Tes chaussettes sentent la mouffette!), Makeup Mess (Maquillage à gogo) and We Share Everything! (On partage tout!). He lives in Burlington, Ontario.


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