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  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143775379
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Moose the Pilot

Meet Moose, a bush pilot who lives in a treehouse. He's had a VERY busy day when he gets a radio call for one more job - a RESCUE mission!

Moose, the dashing bush pilot from Puffin the Architect, is to the rescue! With a full plane and bad weather, too, but three youngsters need his help, and this is the job he loves…
I’m Moose! And I fly a plane
with wheels, floats and skis.
I move parcels, food and folk
high above the trees.

Pilot Moose lives up high in a treehouse and has a very important job delivering goods in his bush plane through sun, snow and rain, landing in all kinds of terrain.

But on this day, his adventures are even more exciting than usual - three fluffy youngsters need his help!

This is the third visually stunning story set in the delightful world of Puffin the Architect and her friends. The adventures of daring Pilot Moose will captivate readers young and old - especially fans of flying machines!

Read all the books in Kimberly Andrews' award-winning series!

  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143775379
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Kimberly Andrews

Kimberly Andrews is a trained biologist and geologist who grew up in the Canadian Rockies. She has lived and worked in New Zealand, Borneo and the UK. In London, she worked for The House of Illustration, whose main ambassador is Quentin Blake. She also worked at the Natural History Museum in the live Butterfly House and also behind the scenes, assisting the curation of mammal specimens in the dry stores.

Kimberly's picture book illustrations have been widely acclaimed. She was awarded Storylines Notable Book Awards for Tuna and Hiriwa by Ripeka Takotowai Goddard (2016) and Song of the River by Joy Cowley (2019).

In 2019, the first story Kimberly wrote and illustrated, Puffin the Architect (2018), won the Russell Clark Award for Illustration and was a finalist for Best Picture Book in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. It also won a Storylines Notable Picture Book Award as well as the NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children’s Book. It has been published in five languages, with rights sold to Romania, Russia, China and Taiwan.

More stories followed featuring favourite animal characters from Puffin the Architect's charming world: Hound the Detective, highly commended by Storylines and a finalist for the Best Picture Book Award in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2021, and Moose the Pilot, a Storylines Notable Picture Book 2021.

Kimberly lives with her husband and two young daughters in a shipping-container house near Wellington, where she illustrates and writes, and runs her business Tumbleweed Tees, screen-printed clothing featuring her illustrations of New Zealand plants and wildlife.

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Praise for Moose the Pilot

Moose the Pilot is all about delivering things (in a cool little plane) to out of the way places, but it is also about delivering kindness, keeping in touch, making things, looking out for our neighbours. A warm treat of a story.

Paula Green, Poetry Box

Andrews...creates adorable double page spreads that readers will spend hours poring over. Her illustrations are a veritable feast - and, like her previous books, offer so much more to the story than if reading the text alone. There's hints and clues, and plenty of character and setting development, nestled within the artwork. So too is Andrews's sense of fun - a peek inside Moose's home reveals an interesting to do list and a wonderful bookshelf....It's a fun book to read aloud, with plenty of opportunity to add theatrics to it. Readers already familiar with Andrews's previous books will be delighted by Moose, and new readers will fall in love with the residents of Lofty Alps. We can't wait to see who Andrews takes to visit next.

Rebekah Lyell, NZ Booklovers

Full of ingenuity and adventure, with an awesome map and heaps of interesting details in the vibrant illustrations.

Crissi Blair, Family Times

Moose the Pilot firmly establishes Kimberly Andrews as an author/illustrator of note. Highly recommended.

Julie Harper-Taylor, Magpies

Awards & recognition

Storylines Notable Picture Book Award

Awarded  •  2021  •  A Storylines Notable Picture Book

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Finalist  •  2022  •  Russell Clark Award for Illustration