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published: Aug 2010
ISBN:9781554535804
publisher: Kids Can Press

Making the Moose Out of Life

illustrated by Nicholas Oldland

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humorous stories, friendship
5 of 5
1 rating
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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
published: Aug 2010
ISBN:9781554535804
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

From the creator of Big Bear Hug comes the comic-adventure story of a mild-mannered moose who learns how to take life by the antlers. This moose may live in the wild, but he doesn't act it --- he watches from the sidelines as his friends have fun. Every now and then, he wonders if he's missing out on anything.

When the moose finally takes a chance and goes on a solo sailing trip, a raging storm carries him far from everything he knows. Will he curl up in a ball and cry, or make the most of it?

The moose's unlikely hero-journey is a lighthearted, contemporary fable that celebrates living life to the fullest.

Contributor Notes

Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley, a popular apparel company. Big Bear Hug is his first picture book.

Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley, a popular apparel company. Big Bear Hug is his first picture book.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

Charming and simply told, this moose-sized tale is sure to please.—School Library Journal


A fable with a valuable message, delivered with understated humor.—Publishers Weekly

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Making the Moose Out of Life

Moose may live in the wild but he isn’t wild at all! Wondering if he’s missing out on something, he tries to find the answer on the Internet and in a crystal ball but to no avail. Taking life by the antlers, he sets out on a sailboat and is caught in a raging storm. Marooned on a desert island, Moose finally learns how to live life to the fullest.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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