M is for Moose
SynopsisOne 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.
Charles recites a poem by his friend Margaret Atwood:
"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
"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
"And TD is not for the bank but for Total Delight, which is the most apt description for Pachter's new picture book M is for Moose: A Charles Pachter Alphabet ... the book is a showcase for signature Pachter images in which his favourite Canadian icons - including moose, the Queen, butter tarts, hockey players, flags and the artist's lifelong friend, novelist Margaret Atwood - make frequent appearances ... It's a whimsical, one-of-a-kind treat for kids and former kids, and just about anyone else who likes the idea of creating a Canadian pop mythology ... 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
"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
"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."
"Just the thing to send overseas or south of the border - a one stop all ages, entirely Canadian gift!"
- Quill and Quire
"An engaging collection of his art and light verse…that adults will enjoy as much as children."
- The National Post
"This is one alphabet book that will appeal to art lovers."
- Winnipeg Free Press
"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
"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 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
"Pachter has illustrated a truly Canadian picture book of striking beauty and style."
- CM Magazine
"Blends words and image into a masterpiece of contemporary art ... this beautiful book will delight art lovers of all ages."
- The Nugget