ONCE UPON A TIME, in a kingdom by the sea, there lived a little Princess named Lenore. She was ten years old, going on eleven. One day Lenore fell ill of a surfeit of raspberry tarts and took to her bed.
…[and the princess said] “I want the moon. If I can have the moon, I will be well again.”
From Many Moons, written by James Thurber and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin.
Today is the birthday of James Thurber, 1894 – 1961.
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