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A Is for Musk Ox

A Is for Musk Ox

Musk Ox (Volume 1)

Erin Cabatingan; Read by Matthew Brown

Macmillan Young Listeners

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Macmillan Young Listeners

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On Sale: 12/01/2012

ISBN: 9781427232670

Musk Ox, our rambunctious anti-hero, literally chews through the cover of this anarchic alphabet book. Having eaten the apple that A was supposed to be for, he blithely inserts himself, claiming A is for Musk Ox—because musk oxen are Awesome and live in the Arctic, which includes Alaska! Zebra, his nemesis, is less than thrilled.

And so this cantankerous couple lead the listener on a romp through the alphabet with Musk Ox claiming every letter for himself, and Zebra doing his level best to keep him under control. This may be the funniest alphabet book ever created.

TN Volunteer State Book Award Primary ML

Praise for A Is for Musk Ox

“...this ABC succeeds thanks to its hero's unstoppable swagger.” —Publishers Weekly

“…this vibrantly illustrated romp will deliver big laughs.” —Kirkus

“This is best suited for youngsters who've moved on from alphabet books entirely and who will get a kick out of chaotic disarrangement of the old familiar formula.” —BCCB

Erin Cabatingan; Read by Matthew Brown

T is for Erin Cabatingan because she has Three children, Two cats, and when she was eleven, a Telephone pole fell on her house. She and her family have lived all over the United States from California to New York to Hawaii and she looks forward to wherever life takes her next. A Is for Musk Ox is her first book.

W is for Matthew Myers because he is constantly asking "Why?" almost as much as when he was a kid. "Why do zebras wear neckties but not socks? Why is there a double-u but not a triple-u? Why would anyone clog dance on purpose?" This is Matthew's second book for Roaring Brook Press. Matthew lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


Matthew Brown has voiceover experience in many different areas, including commercials (national and regional), audiobooks, ESL, feature film ADR/looping and animated projects both feature film and television. His narration credits include Matthew Dicks's Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend and Mary E. Pearson's Fox series. He received a 2011 AudioFile Best Audiobook Award for Young Adult & Fantasy for his reading of The Adoration of Jenna Fox.