• Finley: A Moose on The Caboose
  • Finley: A Moose on The Caboose
  • Finley: A Moose on The Caboose
  • Finley: A Moose on The Caboose
  • Finley: A Moose on The Caboose

Finley: A Moose on The Caboose

A Foreward INDIES Finalist for 2023 Picture Book of the Year!

“Rules are rules” and wild animals aren’t allowed on trains . . . or so says Conductor Jones.

Young adventurers will fall in love with Finley, a friendly moose with a toothy grin who wants nothing more than to ride the rails across Alaska and beyond. Prepare for giggles when Finley finds a costume shop and tries to pass for anything but wild, only to have Conductor Jones see right through these disguises. Fortunately, Finley has something Conductor Jones doesn’t see coming - heart and determination – showing us all that there are some rules in life that are meant to be changed.

With illustrations that capture both the essence of Finley’s spirit and the magic of an Alaskan railway adventure, Finley: A Moose on the Caboose is certain to be loved by anyone who dreams of making what seems impossible, possible.


Get ready for Finley: A Moose in Chartreuse to release in the spring of 2026!

April 18, 2023

Key Concepts

Travel-adventure, trains, Alaskan wildlife, determination, and humor.

Additional Details

  • 10 x 10 inches
  • 32 Pages
  • Ages 4 to 8
  • Trade ISBN: 9781957655031
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781957655116

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    Reader Reviews

    • ★★★★★

      Finley: A Moose On The Caboose is a lively, colorful choice for any library strong in tales that both entertain and lead to broader young reader discussion about rules, determination, and utilizing one's special abilities to get ahead.

      D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review