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4.29  ·  Rating details ·  169 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A man who runs a restaurant on the edge of the big north woods meets a talking blue moose that moves in and spends the winter serving as head waiter.
Hardcover, 47 pages
Published December 1st 1975 by Dodd Mead
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Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
"I am not a tame moose. You are a tame game warden." And if a moose who talks, is blue, and assumes the job of headwaiter isn't magical enough, there's the chapter in which the moose hums a thaw and a meadow.... ...more
Robin Berman
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I am starting to see the pattern in Pinkwater's childrens' books. They all have something to do with food, and the illustrated character/s all resemble Mr. Pinkwater himself. I love the absurdity and sarcasm in the children's books including this one. The scene at the end with the hermit named Dave, the blue moose, mr. Breton/aka chef, and the cute little owl doing a music jam session is too cute. I wonder if such a restaurant exists where people walk 7 miles in snowshoes to indulge in the exqui
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Blue Moose, I saw you standing alone, without a gingerbread in your mouth, without clam chowder of your own.
Sandy Brehl
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The ultimate Pinkwater book- rich with wry humor and subtle subplots.
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really wonderful, silly kids story about a lonely chef who befriends a blue moose.
Amber Case
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is silly and inventive, and one of my favorite childhood reads. The book explores the unlikely relationship between a lonely chef and a precocious moose. Read it to a kid, or read it again as adult for a lot of new and unexpected perspectives.
Joshua Zemke
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Moonbeam Albin-Frey
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the funniest picture books you can read to your children. 11/10 would bugle again!
Nadhira Ghina Ramadhanti
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This silly book about an unlikely relationship of a chef and a BLUE moose got a special place in my heart.
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 01, 2009 rated it liked it
In reading a Daniel Pinkwater book, a reader has come to expect that there will be any number of bizarre circumstance to which there will be no explanation.

Why does the talking blue moose take such umbrage when called "tame" by a local game warden? Whatever prompted restaurant proprieter Breton to establish a dining facility in the backwoods of Maine, which caters to a small, unappreciative customer base? And how did winter manage to all but disappear for a spate of time, only to resurge after a
Nov 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Daniel Manus Pinkwater is an author of mostly children's books and is an occasional commentator on National Public Radio. He attended Bard College. Well-known books include Lizard Music, The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, Fat Men from Space, Borgel, and the picture book The Big Orange Splot. Pinkwater has also illustrated many of his books in the past, although for more recent works that ...more

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