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This Moose Belongs to Me [Hardcover]

Oliver Jeffers
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Book Description

30 Aug 2012

WINNER of the Irish Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year 2012 and the Honour Award for Illustration from Childrens' Books Ireland, 2013.

An exquisite new book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers.

“Wilfred owned a moose. He hadn’t always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just KNEW, that it was meant to be his. He thought he would call him Marcel.”

Most of the time Marcel is very obedient, abiding by the many rules on How to Be a Good Pet. But one dark day, while deep in the woods, someone else claims the moose as their own…

Is Marcel really Wilfred’s pet after all?

An beautifully-illustrated, witty and thought-provoking story, exploring the concept of ownership.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (30 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007263872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007263875
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 23 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland.

From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and award winning picture-books, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms.

His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum New York.

HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, now translated into over 30 languages, including The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and the New York Times Bestseller This Moose Belongs to Me and #1 New York Times Bestseller The Day The Crayons Quit.

Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED, Nintendo, and has illustrated a a number of novels.

In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day.

Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London based Studio AKA, screening on Christmas Eve 2008 on Channel 4 in the UK and on Nickelodeon in the US and Australia.

Oliver was born in Port Hedland, Australia, grew up and was educated in Belfast Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


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Praise for This Moose Belongs to Me:
‘As ever, Jeffers’s illustrations delight, inspire and susprise with their variety and ingenuity.’ The Guardian

‘A charming little gem’ The Telegraph

Praise for Stuck:
‘Brilliantly silly’ The Telegraph

Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy:
‘Mouth-wateringly irresistible’ The Guardian

‘This is a book that children will devour’ The Observer

Praise for Lost and Found:
‘A heart-warming story’ The Guardian

Praise for How to Catch a Star:
‘The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding.’ Telegraph

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award. ‘Lost and Found’ animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful pictures 19 Nov 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love Oliver Jeffers's books - I have every single one of them as I love his beautiful drawings / artwork and the simple but powerful stories. This book is visually stunning with its pictures of the north american landscape but I felt that something was missing here. Can't put my finger on it (great pictures, nice story) - perhaps we have come to expect AMAZING things from OJ and therefore when a book (like this) is simply "very good" we are disappointed...? I bought both this and "The Hueys" (same author) at the same time and the Hueys is read out loud to my two year old son at least five times a week; this one far less so..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Moose is mine! 30 April 2013
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Great and very sweet book about how mooses are free agents and won't really ever follow the rules. The drawings and collages are fabulous. I am not sure if my son really get the subtleties of the narrative but he loves Oliver Jeffers' books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent Book By Oliver Jeffers 13 Dec 2012
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Another great book. Though it has a very different feel to is compared to Lost & Found, How To Catch A Star and Up & Down. Jeffers has uses the book to illustrate using numerous different artistic techniques and styles which vary though the book (you get the feeling he had a lot of fun painting some big epic landscapes). I realise kids won't care about this but it does make it a fun book just to look at the pictures. As ever it has the typical quirky story that is bound to keep adults and kids amused. Maybe not his best work but then the bar is so high with Jeffers books that even this is excellent. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars this moose belongs to me 21 Mar 2014
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loved this book. clever illustrations and an engaging story. we loved it so much that it is now lost as we took it everywhere with us!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor do 13 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It was a case of style over substance. Tho I usually think his books are ok but the kids didn't love it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone loves a Moose 31 Dec 2013
By Sandi
Brilliant book. Everyone needs to have a book about a Moose. The story is kind, loving and we'll illustrated. My little boy loves it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book 13 Nov 2013
By Espi27
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Love these books. I am a collector of many. Beautiful illustrations and stories. Would recommend for any age group! Would love to get lost in the beautiful scenery.Great speedy delivery too!! Very happy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I received this book from Harper Collins for an honest review.

Being a massive fan of Lost & Found by Oliver Jeffers, I requested this copy from Harper Collins and had very high expectations. Once again, Jeffers has managed to combine a thought-provoking story line with beautiful illustrations that capture children's attention and help to draw them into the plot.

This book explores the concept of ownership and teaches children that belongings should always be returned to their rightful owner. My Year 2 class grasped this concept quite quickly with one child saying that "Wilfred did the right thing. He gave the moose back in the end." Many of the children told me that they enjoyed the story as both Wilfred and the moose made good choices - Wilfred returned Marcel and Marcel became a good pet. In addition to this, my class were highly amused when Wilfred ended up in a 'perilous situation' tangled in a ball of string and hanging from Marcel's antlers.

Whilst discussing our likes and dislikes, one child told me that they didn't like the book as Wilfred's mum would be worried because he didn't come home. This book has many underlying themes that teaches children rights and wrongs in a fun and humorous way. There is some quite sophisticated language included such as 'enraged', 'perilous' and 'compromise' which allowed for some word level discussion and for children to add these to their vocabulary.

A beautifully-illustrated, thought-provoking story!
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