We have met men who stood on the moon’s surface and people who worked to help get them there and bring them home. We have met artists who recorded the events and writers who interviewed the participants. We have photographs and ephemera, artefacts and autographs, books and DVDs. You might say our house has been touched by moon madness.
I am now at that stage of my MA Writing for Children where we have to consider our dissertation. I have a story in mind about a young girl and a magical transformation by (you’ve guessed it!) moonlight. To accompany the story I need to write a rationale and include a bibliography of children’s stories on a similar theme. I know there are hundreds of children’s stories where the moon has magical qualities, but at the moment I am struggling to think of any titles, apart from The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.
If you have a favourite children’s story where the moon has magical properties or influences, can you let me know? My story will be for a ‘middle grade’ audience, but I’m interested in anything from picture books through to YA. Please add your suggestions in the comments, or send me a Tweet. In the meantime, I’m off to search the library catalogue.