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Marvin Bear and The Eating Place was written on a rainy day, in my car, next to a golf course somewhere in South San Jose, in 1980, and was illustrated over the next two years.

2 Marvin Wakes Up
3 Marvin greets Blue Jay
4 Marvin bakes some snacks
5 Elly Bear arrives - image missing
6 Marvin and Elly meet Raccoon
7 Raccoon Meets Moose
8 Raccoon Climbs Aboard
9 Raccoon invites Owl
10 Raccoon invites Opposum
11 Opossum climbs aboard and rides backward
12 A terrible Thing in the Forest?
13 And they were ALL looking at Raccoon
14 Raccoon knew he was in big trouble
15 "Wait...here IS a picnic", said Marvin - image missing
16 The best picnic ever because very one shares
17 It was REALLY all Raccoon's idea!

Marvin Bear and The Eating Place

An illustrated children's story by I.B. Nelson

Raccoon Meets Moose - Marvin Bear and The Eating Place, An illustrated children's story by I.B. Nelson
Text and art ©I.B. Nelson. All rights reserved.

As Raccoon came to the pond at the end of Trout Gulch, he saw Moose,
who raised his great antlers in the very polite way
both moose and deer have of saying hello

"We are going on a picnic", Raccoon called to Moose.
"And you are invited, unless you like your pond weeds better.
Or would you prefer candied wild ginger with sweet and sour mushrooms today instead?"

"That does sound good", thought Moose, as he slowly climbed up out of the pond.
"When do we leave and where are we going?", he asked.

"To the Eating Place under the Hazelnut trees", replied Raccoon.
"Then we shall go sailing. And we are leaving right now!."

"The sailing boat must be quite large", said Moose,
"for I need lots of room and I am very heavy besides."