The Ballad of Wilbur and the Moose

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Random House Children's Books, Jun 10, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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MEET WILBUR LITTLE, a lime-juice drinking, pint-sized, sombreroed cowboy who herds pigs for a living. Wilbur tackles the villains he meets in the forms of pig-rustlers and gamblers, along with his loyal companion, Alvin (who happens to be a big blue moose), an off-key singing piglet, and a book-loving pig from Yuma. Their hilarious antics and pell-mell are the norm in a wacky western world where creative problemsolving is needed for good to triumph over evil.

The Ballad of Wilbur and the Moose was originally published in a slightly different form in 1989 to wonderful acclaim by Publishers Weekly, People, and The New York Times Book Review Children’s Bookshelf. John Stadler recently located all of the original artwork (as well as creating one all-new spread) so that this publisher could bring this book back to the full glory it deserves.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Originally published in 1989 and billed here as new and revised (though evidently not enough to update the copyright year), this somewhat tall Western yarn recounts the exploits of young Wilbur Little ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

John Stadler is the author of almost 30 children’s books, among them the recent Big & Little and the bestselling Hooray for Snail. Many of his titles have been selected by ALA Editor’s Choice, the CBC’s Children’s Choice, and Reading Rainbow. He lives with his wife, Nomi, in New Hampshire.

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