Trying to remember two children stories…

Written by: on Saturday, February 12th, 2011

While watching “Moon” (2009 – The one about Sam Bell and GERTY! It was slow and boring yet interesting at times.), the movie reminded me of two stories.

1. A story about Earth failing. I believe it was about a little girl who was told that she could only take one item with her and I believe she chose a book? They landed on a planet where the plants or grass was very hard that it was cutting through their soft shoes.

2. A story about how the author believed it rained on Mars for years on end except for one day when the clouds would part and the sun would shine. It focused on a little girl who couldn’t wait for this day! Through some mischief, some children locked her in a room. At the worst timing, the clouds parted and the sun came out. The kids forgot about the little girl and ran outside to enjoy the sun. She spent her time locked in the room and missed out on the sun.

I tried using Google to find them but I’m just getting random searches about water being discovered on Mars. I’m not even closing in on anything related to the other story either. Would anyone recognize what these stories are from?

EDIT: Wow, that was quick. Through some help, both stories are known!

1. The Green Book by Jill Paton Walsh

2. All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury – This turns out to be on Venus, not Mars.

One Response to “Trying to remember two children stories…”

  1. avatar Nicole says:

    Glad you found them. They sound interesting-I’ve not read either.

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