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There Are No Moose on This Island

Stephanie Calmenson Jennifer Thermes

32 pages
Islandport Press
Jake's excited about going on a trip to an island, and he really, really, really wants to see a moose. But his dad insists that there are no moose on this island. But both Jake and a friendly moose would like to disagree! In playful rhymes, author Stephanie Calmenson brings the reader along with Jake and his dad, as they explore the mammals, birds, insects, and sea life on and around the island. With graceful illustrations by Jennifer Thermes, Jake”and the reader”start to see the moose, a little bit at a time, but Dad's either got his nose in a book or binoculars glued to his eyes. In the end, it's Jake who shows his dad the value of putting aside the guidebook and ferry schedule to truly experience the beauty and magic of the outdoors.
Author Bio
Jennifer Thermes is a children's book author and illustrator. In addition to being an avid reader, an obsessed gardener, and an adorer of cats, she creates illustrated maps for publishing and magazine clients. Her most recent book is Maggie & Oliver, or A Bone of One's Own, a middle-grade novel by Valerie Hobbs (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers). She lives in an old farmhouse in Connecticut with her family, two cats, one dog, and countless mice. Stephanie Calmenson is the author of more than one hundred books for children. Her fiction and poetry have been called marvelous (Publishers Weekly), and funny, sweet, and right on the mark” (Booklist). She is also known for her highly acclaimed books about dogs. Stephanie lives in New York City and vacations in Maine. This book was inspired by a trip she and her husband took to Isle au Haut, a small island about five miles off the coast of Maine.