cover image When Moose Was Young

When Moose Was Young

Jim Latimer. Scribner Book Company, $13.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-684-18932-1

This quartet of stories, a sequel to Going the Moose Way Home , brings back Moose, Skunk, Newt, Frog and the rest of the gang from Moosewood. Whether venturing into the dark and scary Broccoli Forest in search of a lost friend, or frolicking with a group of wild turkeys, Moose emerges once again as a veritable Eagle Scout of the animal world--a loyal friend and a quietly unassuming hero. The illustrations, some of which were completed after Carrick's death last year (despite Ecklund's best efforts, there is a discernable break in style in some of her renderings), adroitly reveal the playful, dreamy world that is Moosewood. It's a world readers will happily visit again and again. Ages 6-8. (Sept.)