BEAVER MOON by Miska Miles


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An old beaver ousted from an overcrowded lodge moves into an abandoned one in a small pond and makes it his own. To do so he must not only work on the dam, gnawing down trees and scooping up mud, but also elude a bear, spring a beaver trap, repair a hole in the dam made by the human who set the trap, and defend himself against an attacking dog by holding the dog underwater. Quite a day's work for a tired old beaver who couldn't stand up to his peers, but it's all related in Miles' characteristic even tones. For the receptive, Schoenherr reflects the mood and highlights the moments of confrontation in soft blue and brown.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1978
Publisher: Atlantic/Little, Brown