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Moose Tracks

2013
Author:

Mary Casanova

Moose Tracks

One boy’s thrilling adventure in Minnesota’s north woods

Twelve-year-old Seth wants to prove to his stepfather, the game warden, that he is responsible enough to use his shotgun on his own and shoots his first rabbit without permission. But when he sees poachers slaughter a moose cow and injure her calf, Seth must try to rescue the moose and bring the poachers to justice.

A quick-moving adventure that, without preachiness, shows the importance of knowledgeable gun use and respect for wildlife.

Kirkus Reviews

Twelve-year-old Seth wants to prove to his stepfather, the game warden, that he is responsible enough to use his shotgun on his own. Without permission, he takes matters into his own hands and shoots his first rabbit. He is worried about what his father will say when he finds out—and Seth himself is unsure of how he feels about it—but before he can confess, Seth’s life is turned upside down.

In the woods near his house, he sees poachers slaughter a moose cow and injure her calf. Rather than tell his stepfather about the incident, Seth tries to save the calf, but the poachers know who he is and threaten his family. Can he rescue the moose and bring the poachers to justice? He has to try.

Moose Tracks

Mary Casanova is the author of thirty books for young readers, ranging from picture books to historical fiction and YA novels. Her many awards include an American Library Association “Notable,” a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and two Minnesota Book Awards.

Moose Tracks

A quick-moving adventure that, without preachiness, shows the importance of knowledgeable gun use and respect for wildlife.

Kirkus Reviews

Casanova’s description of the frigid, northern Minnesota landscape is so chillingly vivid a cup of hot chocolate may be in order.

Booklist

A fast-paced adventure story, frequently helped along by Casanova’s precise and evocative descriptions. Seth is a winning character.

School Library Journal