Phil Stong was told the story about a moose who came to Biwabik, MN in 1915. Stong was hired at the Biwabik”s schools during the 1919 – 1920 school year and was told this story about the “Town Moose”. Later his publisher wanted him to write a children’s book and recalled the story of the moose who came to town. On Cattermole’s 100 Best Children’s Books of the 20th Century list and a 1936 Newbery Honor Book, this children’s classic is sure to please children of all ages. What do you do when a moose takes over your town? Three young boys try to save a moose through the cold Minnesota winter.
Now, you will understand why Honktoberfest is named for this lovable moose.