Here are a few selections from the Mooseophile's Bookshelf. Please feel free
to mail your suggestions for worthy
additions to the list.
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photographs by Art Wolfe, text by Andrea Helman
Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, 1996.
A Pacific Northwest Counting book. All the numbers from one to 20!
by Manus (Daniel) Pinkwater
New York: Dell, 1975
The touching story of Chef Breton and his large, blue, ungulate friend. The
moose helps out in Mr. Breton's restaurant and adds a touch of continental elegance.
You may recognize the author from his appearances on NPR.
Bridget and the Moose Brothers
by Pija Lindenbaum, translated from the Swedish
by Kjersti Board
New York: R&S Books, 2004
Bridget brings home three mooses to be her brothers but soon discovers
that she prefers having her room to herself.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
New York: HarperCollins, 1991
Chaos results when you try to please a moose's every whim.
The Evolution and History of Moosekind
by Bob Foster
Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 1989
A zany cartoon chronicle of Moosekind's contributions to world history, art,
culture, and science.
by Sterling E. Lanier
New York: Del Rey Books, 1973
A post-apocalyptic tale of a traveling priest and his companion, Klootz,
a mutant moose-horse hybrid called a morse. As if. Here's a sample of
the masterful writing:
"Under his calloused buttocks,
the bull morse, whose name was Klootz, ambled slowly along the dirt track,
trying to snatch a mouthful of browse from from neighboring trees whenever
possible. His protruding blubber lips were as good as a hand for this
purpose." —p. 1
Extra points for using "calloused buttocks" and
"blubber lips" in the same paragraph. Half-point penalty for not knowing
the difference between callus and callous.
Latouse, My Moose
by Robert Tallon
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1983
A tale of mistaken identity.
Looking for a Moose
by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Randy Cecil
Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2006
Four intrepid children roam hither and yon, searching for mysteriously
hidden mooses. The wily mooses remain concealed until the surprise ending.
Mickey's Moose-a-Month Calendar
by P. Martin Beck
A yearly cornucopia of moose drawings and questionable moose information.
Not to be missed! Visit the current calendar page by clicking here.
A moose for Jessica
by Pat A. Wakefield with Larry Carrara
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1987
The touching true story of a lonely moose's love affair with a cow. That's a
domestic cow of the bovine variety, not a cow moose.
--- Mickey Moose Club Member
My name is Heather and I'm in seventh grade. Over the summer, I have
become more interested in moose. So, I went to the library and took
out some books. Among them, I checked out A Moose for Jessica,
which is the book I'd like to recommend. I highly recommend this book,
for it is the best book I've ever read.
The book is touching, funny, sometimes sad, others
happier. Overall it's the most touching animal story I've read. Some
parts made me cry, laugh, smile, and frown. I think many adults (18+)
and young adults (age 11-17) would especially love this book. Younger
children might, too, but some won't understand the story.
And that is my recommendation.
by Michio Hoshino
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1988
Stunning photographs of that most noble and elegant of animals, Alces alces.
Includes racy images of rutting season - ooh, la, la! Parental discretion advised.
Moose and Mouse
by Colin West
Boston: Kingfisher, 2004
This collection of novellas in the I Am Reading series builds
children's reading ability while introducing two mythic archetypes, Moose
and Mouse. Neither is named Mickey.
A Moose in the Hoose
by Frank Sullivan, with drawings by George Price
New York: Random House, 1959
'Tis the night before Christmas, and things go from strange to weird in
the Creevy household, including a visit from Murphy the Moose. Illustrations
by New Yorker cartoonist George Price.
The Moose: from Forest to Table
Montreal: National Meat Institute of Canada, 1970
Chilling! Terrifying! Step-by-step instructions for turning eight hundred pounds
of stampin', snortin' bull moose into a freezerful of steaks and chops. Parental
discretion advised. Full of practical advice such as: "Use a hand saw. Cut will
be neater and you will avoid small splinters so unpleasant and dangerous in
the plate of a guest." Includes moose recipes and wine suggestions. Jellied
moose nose, anyone?
Mooses Come Walking
by Arlo Guthrie, illustrated by Alice M. Brock
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1995
Catchy rhymes and moosterful illustrations. Finally, someone who knows
the proper plural of "moose."
by Jonathan Allen
New York: Macmillan, 1990
Mucky is a moose who never bathes. He is so smelly the skunks give him
a round of applause when he walks by. This story tells how Mucky foils
the fiendish machinations of that arch enemy of the moose, the wily and
The Original Story of Toulouse the Moose
and His Friends
written and illustrated by Monique F. Rea
Orange, Calif.: The Paragon Agency, 2003
Toulouse the Moose and his cat, Menou, travel through France to Carcasonne
castle. Interested readers may visit the Tolouse the Moose Web site, chock
full of registered trademark symbols®, at www.toulousethemoose.com.
by Syd Hoff
New York: Harper & Row, 1979
Milton the moose helps Santa Claus deliver presents on Christmas Eve.
The Shiras Moose in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
by Douglas B. Houston
Published by the Grand Teton Natural History Association in cooperation
with the National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1968
A habitat and population study of Wyoming's noblest animal, Alces
alces shirasi. A page-turner all the way through to the appendices.
Uses for Mooses
by Bill Silliker, Jr.
Camden, Me.: Down East Books, 2000
Candid photos of Maine's state animal by a self-described "wildlife
still photographer and moose maniac." Humorous captions and plenty
Wild Moose Country
by Paul Strong
Minnetonka, MN: NorthWord Press, 1998.
Dr. Strong, a wildlife biologist and nature writer, tells the Mickey Moose Club:
"The book will be full of excellent color photos of moose, and the text will
speak to the hunting enthusiast, general nature lover, and mooseophile. The
book will be the most comprhenesive and technically accurate book of its kind
anywhere and will have coverage of all aspects of moose biology, ecology, and
management all around the world."