TITLE: Cosmic Cousins and the City at the Center of the Moon
GENRE: Middle Grade
Michelle walked with her litter sister, Mady, one block to the little yellow house at the end of Rose Street, where their cousins lived. Both girls moved briskly through the hot summer sun and over the crack-laden sidewalk, skipping and singing. The smiles on their faces were surpassed only by the magical thoughts that filled their heads.
Michelle and Mady were ready to go to the moon.
The Cousinhood - Michelle, Mady, Cody, and Catherine - had planned their trip to the moon for over a month. They'd worked hard to build the ship, gather supplies, and map the journey. They were cousins by birth, but cosmic by choice. If all went according to plan, today would finally be the day.
As Michelle and Mady walked, Mady sang a song. It sounded like the tune from I'm a Little Teapot but the words were different.
I'm a little girl
here to meet
moon people and eat some cheese.
If you're on the moon
you'll have no doubt
there's lots of cheese to go around.
"Whatcha singing?" Michelle asked.
"A song I made up for the moon people," said Mady. Michelle listened to her sister's song and before long was humming along.It was very catchy.
"Michelle?" Mady asked when her song was finished.
"Are we really going to the moon?"
"Of course. Why?"
"Cause last night I told mommy and she said only astronauts go to the moon."