Moose Baby by Meg Rosoff

Moose Baby

Written by Meg Rosoff

13+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   
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One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age Teen Reading Age 9

Award-winning Meg Rosoff is wickedly funny as well as deeply caring and empathetic in this intelligent and touching story about a teenager and her unusual baby. Being a teen mum brings opprobrium from all but when Jess gives birth to a baby moose, there are no holds barred to the advice and criticism she receives. Lightly but with very serious intent, Rosoff charts the pernicious ways in which society judges and rejects children who are born different. How Jess and her boyfriend Nick cope as outcasts is a triumph. It will spur all readers into thinking things differently.


Moose Baby by Meg Rosoff

Brilliantly funny teen drama from the consistently brilliant and Carnegie Medal winning author. A moving and hilarious take on relationships and motherhood, with a very powerful message.

Will it be a boy or a girl? Nothing can prepare Jess and Nick for when Jess gives birth to their first - moose. Four legs won't fit into a romper suit and what will grandma say? But there has been a spate of Non-Homo-Sapien births round the country and everyone else is coping, disembowelled labradors apart. The trials of being a parent!

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyselxic readers of 12+

About the Author

Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, USA. She has worked in publishing, public relations and most recently advertising, but thinks the best job in the world would be head gardener for Regents Park. Meg lives in Highbury, North London. In April 2016 she won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for literature aimed at children and young adults. The prize is given annually in Sweden and worth 500,000 Swedish Krona (around £430,000). The last British winner was Philip Pullman in 2005.

How I Live Now was Meg Rosoff's debut novel published by Penguin in 2004. It won the Guardian and Branford Boase Awards and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for New Fiction as well as the Whitbread. It garnered the sort of rave acclaim most writers only ever dream of. Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, championed it right from the beginning, saying, 'That rare, rare thing, a first novel with a sustained, magical and utterly faultless voice. After five pages I knew that she could persuade me to believe almost anything.'

On the verge of publishing glory in August 2004, Meg was also diagnosed with breast cancer. As wonderful reviews and prizes flooded in, she had to turn to the business of survival but has since been given the all clear.

Since How I Live Now, Meg has gone on to write several award-winning books including Just in Case, which won the coveted and most prestigious children's book prize, the Carnegie Medal in 2007, and What I Was, set in Suffolk where Meg has a second home.

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104 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th March 2013




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