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M is for Moose

A Charles Pachter Alphabet Book

by Charles Pachter

M is for Moose


One of Canada’s leading visual artists, Charles Pachter, adds a Canadian twist to the alphabet book with his M is for Moose, a delightful and unexpected take on a form we thought we knew well.


Combining words and images, M is for Moose is both visually stunning and full of fun. It includes images from Pachter’s portfolio of famous paintings, including Joy Ride, with the Queen on a moose, and a young Margaret Atwood with flaming red hair. Covering the iconic to the playful, it celebrates our country, history, and culture while offering a spirited lesson in the ABCs.


An icon himself, Pachter’s work is collected globally. His M is for Moose is destined to become a classic of Canadian children’s literature.

Price: $20.00

Ages: 3 to 5

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

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ISBN: 9781897151334

Format: Hardcover

Size: 11.58" x 9.15"


JNF013010 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet

ART015040 ART / Canadian

Winner, 2008 Municipal Chapter of Toronto IODE Jean Throop Book Award

Nominated, 2009 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award

Shortlisted, 2009 CBA Libris Award for Children’s Illustrator of the Year


“B is for beaver, British Columbia and butter tarts. Iconic artist Charles Pachter celebrates all things Canadian with his ABC book of patriotic imagery. Parents will appreciate the early art lesson, while little ones will benefit from the eh-to-Zs.”
Canadian Family


“This eclectic collection of iconic images portraying A to Z will stimulate good discussions about the history, culture and landscape that make Canada unique.”
Today’s Parent


“Pachter has illustrated a truly Canadian picture book of striking beauty and style.”
CM Magazine


“I predict that not only will this book be a best-seller this season but that it is destine to endure as one of this country’s all-time classics.”
Toronto Star


“An engaging collection of his art and light verse…that adults will enjoy as much as children.”
National Post


“A collectors’ item for young and old … It’s never too soon to get kids on the Can Lit bandwagon, and this picture aphabet book will do the double duty of also exposing the little ones to Canadian visual art.”
The Edmonton Journal


“Just the thing to send overseas or south of the border – a one stop all ages, entirely Canadian gift!”
Quill & Quire


“C is for Canada – and for Charles Pachter’s mind. The Toronto artist’s passion for this country looms large in this alphabet book, which celebrates everything from canoes and ducks to the people who have left their own patterns on the very fabric of our nation … [This book] made me laugh out loud.”
The Guelph Mercury


“This is one alphabet book that will appeal to art lovers.”
Winnipeg Free Press


“Pachter is one of the most prominent figures on the Canadian art scene, and in this book he marries the worlds of art and words to dramatic and fun effect.”
Village Post


“Blends words and image into a masterpiece of contemporary art … this beautiful book will delight art lovers of all ages.”
The Nugget


“Pachter’s career and artwork have been an enduring love-letter to this country. M is for Moose continues that legacy, giving his fans a chance to pass his patriotic passion on to their children and grandchildren.”


“A Book Charlie Drew Exudes Fine art, Grace + Humour.”
— Arlene Perly Rae, author of Everybody’s Favourites


“‘M is for Most Marvellous,’ an alphabet book whose quirky verse and brilliant paintings – that sparkling water, those nobly looming Moose, those Mouth-watering butter tarts – have Major Mojo. Any Canadian kid or former kid will be Mesmerized, and I think these indelibly vivid and iconic images will take up residence in their Minds. What a lovely legacy!”
— Michele Landsberg, author of Michele Landsberg’s Guide to Children’s Books

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