Author to read The Day Morris Went to School at Tryon Elementary

Published 12:13 pm Friday, March 17, 2023

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TRYON–Local author Robin A. Edgar will visit K-4 graders at Tryon Elementary on Tuesday, April 4 to read and discuss her new book about Tryon’s famous Morris the Horse, The Day Morris Went to School


Edgar will donate $3 to the school library for each book sold at the event.

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The sequel to the popular book, The Day Morris Quit with whimsical illustrations by Ron Mosseller, continues the story of Morris the Horse and his friendship with the skinny little boy. Worried that his new friend will not have time for him once he goes to school in the fall, Morris’ outlook on life changes when his friend brings him to school for show and tell and he realizes he doesn’t have to try to be like the classmates and can be a success by just being himself.


The story’s message about realizing one’s strong points and working towards achieving them is in keeping with the social and emotional learning keys to growth mindset. 


Our students thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Edgar’s previous visit and love checking out The Day Morris Quit from the library,” said Jamie Kilgore, Media Coordinator at Tryon Elementary School.” I know they will be excited to learn about the sequel and Mrs. Edgar’s return.” 


A lifestyle journalist for over 35 years, Edgar has also worked with children as a professional actress, mime, and storyteller. The local author’s other books include, In My Mother’ Kitchen; Personal Legacies: Surviving the Great Depression; Fantastic Recycled Plastic, and The Day Morris Quit


Mosseller worked as an artist and illustrator for almost 70 years. His work on The Day Morris Quit was his last creative endeavor before he passed away. Julia Warren Calhoun adapted the illustrations for The Day Morris Went to School from Mossellor’s original images from the first Morris book. 


For more information about The Day Morris Went to School, go to Tree House Enterprises at or email For more information about ordering copies of the book and the readings on Tuesday, April 4, contact the Media Coordinator at Tryon Elementary School at


Submitted by Jamie Kilgore