Allen Morgan has been writing childrens books since 1980 with 33 published titles (through 2002). The most popular include Matthew And the Midnight Tow Truck (Annick, 1984),Sadie And The Snowman (Kids Can Press, 1985), Matthew And The Midnight Turkeys (Annick, 1985), Matthew And The Midnight Money Van (Annick 1987), The Magic Hockey Skates (Oxford \ Stoddart, 1991). Two new Matthew titles were released by Stoddart in 1997 (Matthew And The Midnight Pilot and Matthew And The Midnight Ballgame) and two more in 1998 (Matthew And The Midnight Flood and Matthew And The Midnight Pirates.) Matthew And The Midnight Hospital and Matthew And The Midnight Wrestler were published in 1999. Matthew And The Midnight Firefighter and Matthew And The Midnight Bank were published in 2000. Matthew And The Midnight Wrecker was published in 2001. Matthew And The Midnight Movie was published in 2002. Quackadack Duck was published by Annick Press in 2003.
Born September 29, 1946, Allen lives in Toronto with his wife Leslie and his son Tim (now in law school at the University of Toronto). Before turning to writing full time in 1980 he taught kindergarten for six years, primarily for the Toronto School Board (Bach of Ed from UBC in 1974). Before that he was interested in theatre (plays produced with Bastion Theatre Victoria, Theatre Passe Muraille Toronto, Phoenix Rising Theatre North Hollywood). Way back when he attended Carnegie Mellon Drama School for two years as a playwrighting student.
Allen founded Oasis Press in 1990 and presently divides his time between and amongst writing, storytelling, sculpture installation and theatrical activities. Besides the childrens titles featured on this web site, he has also written a book for adults under the name of Bonzai Yak (Boating In The Territory Oasis Press, 1996). This is a curious book and not for everyone, but if you would like to view some more information concerning Boating In The Territory click the title below. If you would like to see a complete list of published childrens books by Allen Morgan you can click and go below as well.