The Trial of Cardigan Jones by Tim Egan

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Cardigan the moose was new in town. When Mrs. Brown’s fresh apple pie goes missing, witnesses come forward to place Cardigan at the scene of the crime. Finding himself on trial, Cardigan insists to judge and jury that he didn’t take the pie — he just wanted to smell it. No one believes him. But despite his assurances, he can’t explain what happened to the pie, either . . . or can he?

About Tim Egan

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Tim Egan is the author and illustrator of several offbeat and humorous tales for children. He is consistently recognized for his individuality and delightful illustrations. Born in New Jersey, Tim moved to California to attend the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He still lives in southern California with his wife, Ann, and their two sons. To learn more about Tim Egan, visit his Web site at For a complete list of books by Tim Egan, visit www.houghton
Published August 30, 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The matter comes to trial and Cardigan is declared guilty by everyone except the judge, who not only points out the lack of direct evidence, but, after Cardigan moves about the courtroom knocking over a statue, getting tangled up in a flag, and even upending the judge with his antlers, moves the ...

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Cardigan proclaims his innocence, but ""noticing that he had pie crust on his shirt, [the police] arrested him."" The suspect is hauled before a judge, subjected to the confident assertions of witnesses (""That moose right there,"" says a rabbit neighbor of Mrs. Brown, pointing at the appalled Ca...

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