This Moose Belongs to Me

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Philomel Books, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
16 Reviews
The age-old tale of a boy and his moose . . . now a New York Times bestseller!

Wilfred is a boy with rules. He lives a very orderly life. It's fortunate, then, that he has a pet who abides by rules, such as not making noise while Wilfred educates him on his record collection. There is, however, one rule that Wilfred's pet has difficulty following: Going whichever way Wilfred wants to go. Perhaps this is because Wilfred's pet doesn't quite realize that he belongs to anyone.

A moose can be obstinate in such ways.

Fortunately, the two manage to work out a compromise. Let's just say it involves apples.

Oliver Jeffers, the bestselling creator of Stuck and The Incredible Book Eating Boy, delivers another deceptively simple book sure to make kids giggle.

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Review: This Moose Belongs to Me

User Review  - Danie Plott - Goodreads

Marcel… or is it Rodrigo is just a moose, a simple moose that does not do a very good job of following the very specific rules laid out by his “owner” Wilfred. From our outside perspective, we ... Read full review

Review: This Moose Belongs to Me

User Review  - Serena - Goodreads

The book follows a young boy named Wilfred, who in his adventures comes across a moose. He decides to name the moose Marcel, and that the moose would be his pet. Along with being his pet, he gives the ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Oliver Jeffers ( makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children’s Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and Down, the New York Times bestselling Stuck; The Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me, a New York Times bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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