The Lonely Moose (Hardcover)

By John Segal, John Segal (Illustrator)

Disney-Hyperion, 9781423101734, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007



Moose has no family, no friends, and rarely entertains visitors. That is, until the day he rescues a bird that cannot fly. Bird turns Moose's solitary life upside down. He sings in the mornings, talks all day long, and he likes to eat worms!

As the days become weeks, Moose and Bird form a special friendship. They eat pond weeds for breakfast, swim every afternoon, and sometimes climb to the very top of the mountain just to enjoy the view. So when a forest fire separates the two friends, Moose is distraught. Bird still hasn't learned to fly, how could he have survived?

Fortunately, before Moose is able to return to his old ways, Bird finds him once again...and this time brings along a few new friends!

About the Author

John Segal has illustrated numerous books for children, including Kenneth Grahame's "The Reluctant Dragon," retold by Robert D. San Souci, and "The Musicians of Bremen" by Jane Yolen as well as written and illustrated Carrot Soup. His drawings have appeared in the "Wall Street Journal," the "New York Times," "Gourmet," and "Travel & Leisure," and he is an award-winning designer of greeting cards for the Museum of Modern Art. This is his first book for Hyperion Books for CHildren. John Segal lives in New York City.