Honk, the Moose

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Honk, the Moose is a children's book by Phil Stong. It tells the story of a moose who takes over a small town which causes an uproar when three young boys try to save the moose and make it through the cold Minnesota winter.[1] The book, illustrated by Kurt Wiese, was first published in 1935, and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1936.[2] In 1970, it won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was listed in Cattermole's 100 Best Children's Books of the 20th Century. Based on a true story from Biwabik, Minnesota, it effectively describes the lives of Finnish immigrants there.[3]


  1. ^ Super Baby Reviews - Copyright 2013
  2. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  3. ^ Midwest Book Review