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Publication Date

Spring 2010

Degree Type

Thesis - Campus Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English and Comparative Literature


Nick Taylor


Moonlight, Shaper

Subject Areas

Literature, American


Sing Moonlight is a 92,000 word Young Adult Fantasy novel that follows thirteen-year-old Isabel Alcott as she is kidnapped and taken to a world similar to the Spanish Main. She strikes up an uneasy friendship with a seafaring boy named Devon while she tries to find her way home. Having been a slave as a child, Devon isn't a trusting person. However, he later reveals to Isabel that he is a Shaper: he can influence elements and animals by singing. Throughout their adventures, Isabel and Devon forge a bond of loyalty and devotion that not only sees them through being captured by Landmen, suffering sickness, and being enslaved by the Lord of the Pirates, but also sees them through saying goodbye when Isabel returns home. Sing Moonlight is the first in a series.