Merry Moosey Christmas
Overview - George A. Smith is an outdoor writer, newspaper columnist honored with awards from the Maine Press Association, television show host, and former executive director of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine, the state's largest sportsmen's organization. Read more...
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George A. Smith is an outdoor writer, newspaper columnist honored with awards from the Maine Press Association, television show host, and former executive director of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine, the state's largest sportsmen's organization. He writes monthly columns for The Maine Sportsman magazine (for more than 30 years), a weekly editorial-page column for central Maine's two daily newspapers (for twenty years), and a blog for Downeast magazine's website (started in 2009). He is co-host of a unique weekly television show called Wildfire, a talk show now in its 11th year, focused on conservation and environmental issues and seen on the Time Warner cable stations throughout the state (in 312,000 homes) and the internet (www.wildfiremaine.tv). He is the father of three children and grandfather of two boys. In addition to his family, his interests include hunting, fishing, birding, writing, reading, and eating. He is very fond of Maine's micro-brews.
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The search for a sleigh-leading substitute is on after Rudolph begs for Christmas Eve off to “listen for jingling sleigh bells on the roof and a whooooooosh down the chimney with presents just for me!” But it turns out that Rudolph’s hooves are big ones to fill, and few creatures are up to the task. After ruling out a slew of candidates, Santa agrees to give a moose a try. Though he needs a bit of gadgetry—namely a headlamp, jet pack, and GPS—to get things into gear, the moose eventually finds a way to pull off this all-important mission. Readers will enjoy being in on the silly problem-solving, and Cox’s art, often focused on Rudolph and the Moose’s big expressive eyes, gleefully plays into the story’s comical premise. Ages 4–8. Illustrator’s agent: Joelle Sadler, Sadler Children’s Literary. (Oct.)