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Drawing the Moon
     

Drawing the Moon

by Janni Lee Simner
 
This short dark fantasy story by young adult fantasy author Janni Lee Simner originally appeared in the anthology Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares, published by Scholastic Inc.

"Andrew knew that the moon had stolen his parents away.

"He tried to explain to Elizabeth once, after the funeral, but she didn’t understand. Her face turned horribly

Overview

This short dark fantasy story by young adult fantasy author Janni Lee Simner originally appeared in the anthology Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares, published by Scholastic Inc.

"Andrew knew that the moon had stolen his parents away.

"He tried to explain to Elizabeth once, after the funeral, but she didn’t understand. Her face turned horribly pale, and she whispered, “They’re dead, Andrew. Don’t you know that?” And then, just in case he didn’t, she drew him a picture. She used her red pencils, and some of Andrew’s crayons, besides. She used rusty-red for the brick buildings, brownish-red for the mugger’s jacket, rosy-red for Mom’s torn sweater on the sidewalk. And bright red for Dad, where the knife had gone through his chest.

"Andrew tore the drawing up—not because looking at it sent icy shivers up his spine, though it did—but because she’d gotten the drawing all wrong. She’d left out the moon, large and round in the night sky, and that was the most important part."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013289963
Publisher:
Janni Lee Simner
Publication date:
10/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
104 KB

Meet the Author

Janni Lee Simner lives in the Arizona desert, where on clear nights (and most nights are clear) the moon really is bright enough to see by.

She's the author of three young adult fantasy novels published by Random House Books for Young Readers. Bones of Faerie and Faerie Winter are set after the war between the human and faerie realms has destroyed the world, leaving behind a world filled with deadly magic: trees that seek human blood, glowing stones that burn with cold fire, and forests whose shadows can swallow a person whole. Thief Eyes is a contemporary fantasy based on the Icelandic sagas and dubbed "a captivating modern odyssey" by Publishers Weekly. Janni has also published four books for younger readers and more than 30 short stories, including one in the recent Welcome to Bordertown anthology.

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