WINNER OF THE FIRST-PLACE ROYAL DRAGONFLY AWARD 2020 IN THE CHAPTER BOOK CATEGORY
A boy and a moose . . . What could possibly go wrong?
Eight-year-old Jimmy is the new kid in school and he's already been labeled as a troublemaker. After his first attempt to make a friend has disastrous results, the only one who seems to care about him is Mortimer - a big ole clumsy moose who wanders into town causing problems of his own. Jimmy and Mortimer face one setback after another, including a run-in with a couple of bullies and an escape by the class pet. The soccer game between the teachers and the third graders might be the opportunity Jimmy is searching for. Can he and Mortimer finally prove to everyone that they belong?
If it is to be, it's up to me
Mortimer and Me is the first book in a chapter book series for ages 6-9.
"In Mortimer and Me, Kathie McMahon seamlessly blends the familiar with the fantastical in a high-energy romp that is sure to delight young readers. They will enjoy this easy-to-read book's combination of everyday situations they can relate to and strange adventures they wish they could partake in."
Stacey Lane, award-winning children's playwright
"Filled with uplifting messages and positive portrayals of adult role models, Mortimer and Me is a fun and entertaining book for any kid (or moose) ready to start reading chapter books."
Mary E. Lambert, author of Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes (Scholastic)
"This is a sweet story suitable for any elementary library and is relatable for all students."
Cindy Schaible, elementary school librarian