Minna Furfaro

April 1, 2001

Post #1311 – 20010401

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I was recently in Grand Forks, Minnesota, with a few friends of mine when we stopped to have dinner at the Blue Moose Bar and Grill. As we ate, I began to remember the story of the Blue Moose and asked my friends if they remembered ever reading any such books. All I knew was that I had lover the story and had to remember more. Well, lucky for me, my mother is a kindergarten teacher and my father is a elementary school librarian- what better resources? I asked them both if they remembered ever reading anything about a blue moose to me, and they were absolutely amazed that I could remember something so long ago- but if they were to take me to that old library (if it was still there) I know I could show them exactly where to find your book. This actually amazes me also, considering I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast. (Which is most definately my favorite meal of the day and most likely for me to remember…)

But anyways- does the Blue Moose Bar and Grill (in Grand Forks, MN) have anything to do with your book? (Quite a windup for a 14 word question, eh?)

Thanks so much for your time!

A huge fan-

Minna Furfaro

Daniel replies:

I was recently told that ""Bar and Grill,"" does not have to do with a grill on which one would grill meat, but a ""grille"" behind which the bottles of liquor could be displayed but not touched. This was told me in an old building that had been a tavern 200 years ago, and parts of the grille were still in place. To further answer your question, I have twice tasted bison--it was ok, but I couldn't stop thinking about the animal--but I have never eaten a moose or any part of one. Thank you for your intelligent inquiry.