Challenged Works

Matthew and the Midnight Flood

By Allen Morgan


2006—A parent challenged this illustrated children’s fantasy book in the Edmonton Public Library. In the tale, a boy and a “midnight plumber” try to save the city from a flood.

Objection—In the tale, the complainant said, a stranger visits the little boy’s bedroom window in the middle of the night and asks the boy to accompany him. The boy agrees to go because the invitation sounds like fun.

Update—The library retained the book in its picturebook collection. No change to the book’s status occurred.

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