Honk, the moose

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Dodd, Mead, 1935 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
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One cold winter on the Iron Range of Minnesota in the 1930s, a hungry moose found hay in the livery stable of Birora and moved in. No one in town could shoot a gentle, sad-looking moose, so the people adopted him instead. Based on a true event in Biwabik, MN.

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User Review  - electrascaife - LibraryThing

A funny little story about a moose who comes to stay in a town barn for the winter and is befriended by three young boys. Short and sweet, but nothing spectacular. Read full review

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User Review  - wunderlong88 - LibraryThing

Vintage illustrations, charming and humorous story of two boys trying to hide and take care of a moose. Kids will love this one (especially boys!) Reminiscent of days gone by. Read full review



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German-born Kurt Wiese lived on a farm in Frenchtown, New Jersey. He wrote and illustrated over 20 childrens books, and illustrated over 300 books by other authors. Wiese was awarded many honors during his career including the New York Herald Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival Award in 1941 for Captain Kid's Cow, in 1942 for Lions on the Hunt and in 1945 for The Wizard and His Magic Powder. He received the Caldecott Honor Book Award in 1946 for You Can Write Chinese and in 1948 for Fish in the Air. He also won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1959 for The Five Chinese Brothers, in 1965 for The Story About Ping, and in 1970 for Honk, The Moose. Wiese worked primarily in full-color, and also did mural work painting the animals in murals in the Union Hotel in Flemington. Significant pieces of this art still remain on display in the dining room. He was a noted Hunterdon County childrens book illustrator, and donated a collection of his original drawings to the Flemington Public Library.