The Queen on Moose Handbook


200 pages
Contains Illustrations, Index
ISBN 0-458-98130-3




Reviewed by Gerry Meek

Gerry Meek was a librarian in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


This study draws its title from Charles Pachter’s famous painting. However, contrary to what the title suggests, this isn’t a book about the Queen or moose. What it is, is a fascinating handbook of little-known facts and information about Canada.

The range of subjects covered in the text is impressive, running the gamut from the year in which the name Canada was first used in an official document (1534) to the date on which Canada’s first canine restaurant was opened (February 14, 1985, in Montreal). Attractively covered, this interesting and informative publication will appeal to most Canadian trivia buffs.


Russell, Paul, and Robert Jeffrey, “The Queen on Moose Handbook,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed February 21, 2024,