Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2007
Matthew loves his art class, but he hates trying to find a way home without running into the neighbourhood bully, Big Mike Later, as Matthew watches his favourite wrestling show, he sees a tag team dressed like artists It gets him thinking Maybe, if he drinks enough milk, he'll be strong enough to become a wrestler one day But later, as Matthew drifts off to sleep, he becomes convinced that muscles alone won't do it - he needs a good costume! Then he can take care of Big Mike
Before he knows it, Matthew is in the middle of another midnight adventure He meets up with Tooloose the Wrecker, a wrestler who is looking for a partner Before he knows it Matthew is now called Slap Dash the Masher, and he is about to enter the ring in his first tag team fight This is no ordinary wrestling match All the wrestlers are artists, and they have the craziest costumes But during the main event, Matthew has to face the Masked Marvel, who looks suspiciously like someone Matthew knows
Another wild and imaginative adventure that could only happen after bedtime, Matthew and the Midnight Wrestlers is a fun and fast-paced story for beginner readers who are ready for an early chapter book
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.
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.