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A Moose in a Maple Tree Hardcover

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Product Description

Author: Troy Townsin
Jennifer Harrington

Polyglot Publishing


9.5" x 10"

32 pages

Just released in hardcover with revised illustrations. This best-selling children’s book is already a favourite of people young and old around the globe and its lyrics have been sung in classrooms and assemblies across the country. The book’s endearing use of iconic Canadianisms provides a great tool for young readers developing memory recognition and learning to count. Its comical ending, with all the characters in the tree, provides a captivating look-and-find.

“Wonderful Book” - Robert Munsch

“Great book. Great pictures. 100% Canadian”Don Cherry

“Teachers will only be limited by their imaginations in how to incorporate the story into their early years' classrooms: to foster ideas about Canada and its symbols, as a template for creating the class's own multicultural version, beginning numeracy, art projects or school assemblies to name but a few.” 4/4 stars CM Magazine

"A Moose in a Maple Tree is a must-have for children, tourists, Canadians living abroad and anyone who is looking forward to a white Christmas in this wonderful country."- Black Bond Books

"There are many versions of the classic 12 Days of Christmas however this one takes the cake for those of us living in Canada and perhaps more so, for those Canadians living away....Children will enjoy singing along to the original tune as they count to 12 with the grand finale showing all objects in the maple tree as one of the beavers chews away at the trunk of the tree. This book is a great way to enjoy this festive season with a touch of Canadiana." - Benjamin's Books

"First of all, let me just say that part of the proceeds from this book go towards “Make-A-Wish Canada” and it was not only published in Canada, but printed here as well, so you can feel guilt-free when you purchase A Moose in a Maple Tree for your classroom, your school library, or as a gift. This is a fun, charming book that transforms the traditional “Partridge in a Pear Tree” carol into a Canadian “Twelve Days of Christmas”. You will have the entire class singing the repetitive, catchy verses in no time. Haven’t come up with a song for the Christmas pageant yet? A Moose in a Maple Tree would definitely bring the house down. It would also be quite fun to play with the song in the classroom by assigning each lyric to a pair of students and have them come up with an action to fit their lyric, then sing the song with students “acting out” their respective verses. The bright, whimsical illustrations by graphic artist Jennifer Harrington are cute, especially the Atlantic-representing “eight lobsters nipping” and the final illustration of all the song’s characters up in the maple tree with the moose. A Moose in a Maple Tree is a great addition to any teacher’s repertoire of holiday activities and carols, would make a fun gift, especially for friends living abroad, and will hopefully become a national mainstay of the season." - BC Literacy Council of the International Reading Association

 A musical version of A Moose in a Maple Tree has been recorded by Canadian ska legend Chris Murray and is available on A Moose in a Maple Tree: A Canadian Christmas Compilation along with many other hits by top Canadian artists. Click here for more details.

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A Moose in a Maple Tree - The All Canadian 12 Days of Christmas (04:30)
Available at and in bookstores and music stores, this best-selling book and hit song written by Troy Townsin, illustrated by Jennifer Harrington and performed by Canadian Ska legend Chris Murray is part of a series of illustrated Canadian Christmas classics. Other books include Canadian Jingle Bells and The Night Before a Canadian Christmas - all recorded on A Moose in a Maple Tree- A Canadian Christmas Compilation along with songs from Canadian musicians Tegan & Sara, International Hockey Hall of Fame star Johnny Bower and many others. The animation was created by Godfrey MultiMedia
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Product Reviews

  1. sweet and wonderful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Dec 2017

    Bought for nephews and got to read it to them on Christmas Day. So sweet, kids were singing along by the middle of the book!

  2. Christmas overseas 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2014

    Thank you so much for the prompt and courteous service that got this book to me in time for Christmas. I was giving it to my mother (visiting from Scotland) and she loved it!

  3. New Twist for Twelve Days 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2013

    I love this book because the "gifts "are things that Canadians can understand. I like the absurdity of the book. The illustrations bring a special charm.

  4. Excellent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Dec 2013

    I love the book. It is awesome. Sending it to a couple of ex-pat Canadians living in the US.

  5. Captures the essence of Canada from coast to coast 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Dec 2012

    Well done! Such a nice take on a Canadian version of 12 days of Christmas. I'm ordering more to send to friends & family who live abroad.

  6. Love the Canadian twist 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Dec 2012

    The book is great -with lots of fun pictures, combine it with the video on utube and it is spectacular!! The grand kids love it!

  7. Love it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Dec 2012

    A Moose in a Maple Tree was a huge hit in my daycare this Christmas and we have showed it to many friends and family because we love it so much! My 4 year old pretty much has it memorized and she likes to read it along with the song on the CD. I love the illustrations!

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