ANTS DON’T TALK, DO THEY?
John Sharer
Synopsis
The story of a lonely boy who had to stay in his room all by himself, all day every day for months, because the illness he had was contagious. He would get better but it would take a long time. To keep himself busy and to take his mind off his loneliness, he was playing a game on his tablet. In the middle of the game, a real-life ant walked across the screen. It looked like a plain, ordinary ant, but the boy discovered that this was no ordinary ant. It did wondrous and seemingly magical things, yet it was always kind and gentle which really helped the boy overcome his loneliness and get well.
About the Book
Author(s)
John Sharer
Illustrator(s)
Jay Mazhar
Publisher
Wompetias Press
Release Date
Aug 4, 2020
ISBN
978-0-9961142-0-2
Category
Middle Grade
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From the Author
The motivation for the book was the appearance of an ant on my laptop that continued over several days. He (she?) would walk to the center of the screen, stay there for a few minutes, then walk to the edge of the screen, disappear, and return the next day. I fantasized that he came to see me which, obviously, he didn’t (maybe?), but it was the genesis of the story.