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The Adventures of Mo – Online Children’s Book

Welcome! You’ve found the place on our website where all the fun begins.

As an online children’s book, The Adventures of Mo (Mo) is a free resource that was created with the idea of helping to nourish curiosity and to promote literacy in early readers. You can download our complete online children’s book or read each chapter individually either directly on the website or as a downloadable file.

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How to Play
Read each chapter, then, based on clues in each chapter, guess what state Mo and Finchy are visiting.

For example:
● In chapter 3 of our children’s book, Mo and Finchy learn about the Anasazi Indians who lived in this state for hundreds of years as far back as 1,000 years ago. Where are they?

● In chapter 17, Mo and Finchy visit these islands, the site of many shipwrecks in the 1800s. Any idea what state they’re visiting?

● In chapter 44, Mo and Finchy visit a place known as the “volunteer state” and help build a house for senior dogs. Where could they be?

Trivia Star The Adventures of Mo – Trivia Trivia Star

Since every state in this country is distinctive and enjoys a unique history, you will also find Mo’s and Finchy’s travel trivia questions link posted on this page. This offers another way for your child to learn various facts, history and geography of the United States. It also acts as a tool to help support memory, retention and research skills.

One trivia question is also posted every Tuesday on our Facebook and Instagram pages, so don’t miss out!

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Children’s Book Chapters and Drawings

Every chapter portrays an adventure in a different state. The main characters, Mo, an American Eskimo dog, and his best friend, Finchy, a bird, meet unique characters like Annie, the armadillo from Amarillo, or Diana, the butterfly actor. No two adventures or characters are alike!

Read the chapters in order so you can track their journey across the country or skip around to different states.

Every chapter in our children’s book includes two drawings that complement the adventure in that chapter. Children can color the drawings or add their own special touches that make each adventure more real or memorable. You can also download just the drawings in each chapter. Here’s a little secret that not many people know. Most of the chapter drawings were created by a talented high school senior who continued drawing through his freshman year of college.

Read Individual Chapters If you expand the (+) button next to each chapter number, you'll see the title of that chapter as well as a brief description of the fun adventure that takes place in that particular state of our online children's book.
Chapters # 1 – 5
Chapter 1

Strange, Shiny Object

Mo finds a key on a keychain that has a strange word on it–Florida. Where is this place? Mo starts his journey across the country to find Florida and the key’s owner.

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Chapter 2
Mo Meets Finchy

Mo travels to Elliott Bay where he makes a new, fine-feathered friend named Finchy.

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Chapter 3
Ancient People

Mo disguises himself as a human so he can learn about a culture that’s over one thousand years old.

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Chapter 4
Max the Sheepherder

Mo and Finchy make their way to the Sawtooth Mountains where they meet Max, a sheep-herding dog with an uppity attitude.

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Chapter 5
Fearless Finchy

Mo and Finchy ride to the top of a mountain to discover the secrets of the universe.

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Chapters # 6 – 10
Chapter 6

Elvis and the Wizard

A dinosaur that talks? Mo and Finchy meet the animals behind the voice.

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Chapter 7
Sacred Ceremony

Colors swirl and twirl along with rhythmic beats. Mo and Finchy go to their first Powwow.

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Chapter 8
The Mighty River

Finchy rescues Mo who’s in a deep river and in great danger.

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Chapter 9
Finding Florida

Mo and Finchy sneak into a top-secret office and hack into a computer to help them find Florida.

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Chapter 10
Hotel for the Furry and Feathered

Mo and Finchy tour an old mansion that also is a hotel for animals.

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Chapters # 11 – 15
Chapter 11
Annie, the Armadillo from Amarillo

Mo and Finchy come across a time capsule that will be opened in almost one thousand years.

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Chapter 12
Mo Falls in Love

Mo falls in love with Maggie as they dig for buried silver.

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Chapter 13
The World’s Best Apple Pie

Mo, Finchy, several hens, and a pig, sheep, cow, and horse, bake an apple pie.

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Chapter 14
Enchanted Highway

Mo and Finchy see gigantic sculptures of birds and grasshoppers along the highway.

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Chapter 15
Finchy Teaches Mo a Lesson

Mo watches dogs compete and then learns a lesson about being a good sport.

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Chapters # 16 – 20
Chapter 16
What Courage Looks Like

Mo and Finchy watch humans at a swim practice who are unable to use their legs.

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Chapter 17
Ghosts and Shipwrecks

Mo and Finchy learn about shipwrecks and hear the ghostly voices of those lost at sea.

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Chapter 18
Diana, the Butterfly Actor

While on vacation, Mo and Finchy learn about erupting volcanoes. Do they really shoot out computers, couches, and toys?

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Chapter 19
Learning to Fly

Finchy teaches Mo how to fly a spaceship but everything goes wrong.

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Chapter 20
“You Ain’t Nothing But A Hound Dog”

Mo pretends to be a rock ‘n roll star and performs his favorite song in a packed theater.

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Chapters # 21 – 25
Chapter 21
The God of Wind

Mo and Finchy learn how people got along years ago by sharing and being nice to each other.

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Chapter 22

President Peanut

Mo and Finchy meet animals who work together to beautify their community park.

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Chapter 23

The Voices

Mo and Finchy meet aliens from the moon who are invisible.

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Chapter 24
Toto, the Cheater

Mo and Finchy meet a group of sasquatches and learn an important lesson.

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Chapter 25
Stand Up, Speak Up

Mo and Finchy, along with some other animals, stand up for a girl being bullied.

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Chapters # 26 – 30
Chapter 26
The Science Fair

Mo and Finchy attend a science fair and help one student prove that he didn’t cheat on his project.

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Chapter 27
Hazel, the Chipmunk

Mo and Finchy discover they are only four states away from Florida.

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Chapter 28
Mo Learns a Lesson

Mo and Finchy play baseball – animal-style.

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Chapter 29
Bella and Nessie

Mo and Finchy learn about the Loch Ness monster and how hard it is to be a seeing-eye dog.

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Chapter 30
The Cow Who Wanted to be a Doctor

Mo and Finchy learn about The Pilgrims and encourage a cow to apply to school.

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Chapters # 31 – 35
Chapter 31
Being Nice to Someone Mean

Mo and Finchy watch dogs audition for a Broadway play.

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Chapter 32
Show and Tell

Mo learns that showing someone you care is just as important as telling them.

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Chapter 33
Rescue Mission

Mo and Finchy help rescue a bear.

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Chapter 34
Which Way is North?

Mo and Finchy learn directions from Professor Swen, an expert in directionology.

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Chapter 35
The Argument

Finchy gets into an argument with a whale.

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Chapters # 36 – 40
Chapter 36
The Hunt for Glass Balls

Mo and Finchy learn about trust while hunting for glass balls.

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Chapter 37
The Best Costume

Mo and Finchy go to a costume party at a very strange place.

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Chapter 38
The Lie That Wouldn’t Stop

Mo and Finchy watch a courtroom trial about a dog that lied.

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Chapter 39
Up, Up, and Too Far Left

Mo and Finchy ride in a hot air balloon that goes off course.

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Chapter 40
Which Way Is Out?

While lost in a cave, Mo and Finchy make new friends that hang upside down!

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Chapters # 41 – 46
Chapter 41
Running Like a Wild Horse

Mo watches a horse race and then feels what it’s like to run as fast as a wild horse.

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Chapter 42
Metal Monsters

Mo and Finchy make friends with very smart machines.

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Chapter 43
The Telling Trees

Mo and Finchy learn about the importance of compromise.

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Chapter 44
Mo and Finchy Help Build a House

Mo and Finchy volunteer to help build a house for senior dogs.

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Chapter 45
The Frog with the Hot Pink Hat

Mo and Finchy learn that it’s okay to be different.

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Chapters # 46 – 47
Chapter 46
Finders Keepers

Mo and Finchy dig for diamonds.

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Chapter 47
Star of the Show

Finchy performs in a big dance show.

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Chapters # 48 – 49
Chapter 48
Living on Mars

Mo and Finchy learn what it would be like to live on Mars.

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Chapter 49
Mia and Friends

Mo and Finchy meet rays at the world’s largest aquarium.

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Chapter # 50
Chapter 50
Mo and Finchy Say Goodbye

Mo and Finchy find the owner of the lost key and learn what it unlocks.

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Reach out to us at any time – we’re always happy to engage in conversations about our adventurous online children’s book!