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“Pluto is so small that he should be called little Pluto. But fortune wanted him to be called Pluto even being so tiny. Pluto woke up happily to play with his planet friends…” but some thing had changed. His friends didn't want to play with him any more because suddenly he had become a dwarf planet. Will it be possible for Pluto to play alone, sad, and crying on an empty page? Elias Sperandio is twenty-six years-old and is a student of English and Portuguese at Universidade São Judas Tadeu. He is a second year undergraduate. This is his second published book * and the first in English. He hopes to show you others, already written as soon as possible. Meanwhile, other stories are being created by his fertile imagination. * Mateus in: how writers are born, Papéis Avulsos Editora – 2006


Pluto wants to be big Elias Sperandio


Copyright© 2007 elias sperandio

all right Reserved; no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publishers.

First published 2007 Papéis avulsos editora

Publisher: Papeis avulsos editora

Design: e. J. sperandio

Production: e. J. s.

Editing: Profª lílian F. dos santos braga

Illustrations: elias sperandio


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Pluto woke up lively to play with his planet

friends: the little nervous Mars, Neptune, Uranus, very big Jupiter, the Earth, Mercury, Saturn with its rings (Pluto was crazy about having rings to be able to play a lot of things) and Venus, so beautiful, so loving. Pluto stretched and went after his friends.

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Saturn was shaking its body, it was making

its rings move. When they fell, Neptune caught them to play. — Hey, can I play? I want to, I want to — he said lively. — No, you can’t. You are too small. — But I have always played with you. — You won’t play any more.

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— Hey Earth, let’s we play? — Pluto got closer

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to her, very excited. — The thing is… — she seemed bewildered. The thing is that I cannot… — Why not? — Pluto wanted to know, already discouraged, imagining that mother Earth grounded her. — Soon I will have an eclipse with my moon and I will be busy with that. — Aha – said Pluto sad at the news.


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Mars just liked provoking the others,

throwing asteroids on the planets, but Pluto was so lonely that he wanted to call him to play. Mars even seemed to like the idea, but… — Don’t disturb us Pluto! – Said the furious Planet. — What are you doing? — Nothing. I have already told you not to disturb. — Okay, I’m sorry – Pluto answered very embarrassed, and then he left. Pluto was getting sadder and sadder, what was happening with the whole Universe?

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—Mercury, hey Mercury – Pluto arrived

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slowly, but he didn’t seem to hear him – hey Mercury! — Oh, hi Pluto, what is up? – he continued to give its ride, around the sun. — Shall we play? – the little planet asked very afraid. — Okay, let’s ! We will see who rides more times around the sun. One, two, three and go. — Pluto knew that he couldn’t beat him, after all Mercury was faster, and in its orbit, the closest, but Mercury was the only one that still wanted to play with him, as it was positing its self…


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— Mercury! – a deafening voice was

heard and later an immense shadow formed over the two little planets – I have already told you that you shouldn’t play with Pluto – It was Jupiter, the giant of the Solar System. Mercury shook in fear and Pluto didn’t know what to say at first. — Pluto, you are now a dwarf Planet. You belong to another category of celestial bodies, therefore you cannot play with us any more. — But and so what? I have always played with you. — Now you don’t play any more, we noticed that you are too small to play with planets like us – answered Jupiter.

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— Wake up Pluto, planets play with

Planets, not with satellites – Uranus appeared coldly. — But… — If you keep bugging us, I will send you to the black hole and you will never return again. 18

A black hole is like a bugbear that hides at night in the closet to scare children. However, instead of leaving, the black hole pulls us inside. And nobody ever returned to tell the story.


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Pluto kept orbiting itself, the most

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distant orbit from the sun and it was alone, sad and cold.


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— Poor Pluto! – Venus appeared and got closer

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to him. — Nobody wants to play with me – Pluto whined. — But the Universe is so big, why don’t seek other planets to play? — I cannot leave the Solar System, my mother doesn’t let me. — But here there are many Celestial bodies to play with you. — I’m a planet still, although I’m a dwarf. Why can I not play with them?


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— Because they don’t want to dear.

— Andy you, don’t you want to play with me? – he made a poor fellow face - only a little bit? — Dear… that’s not the point. — All right, you don’t need to say anything – Pluto became furious – I hope the universe explodes! Pluto left angry and Venus could not do anything “He will have to discover it alone later”, she returned to her orbit.

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Pluto saw all the planets playing baseball.

— Hey, I want to play, I want to play! They stopped playing and they looked at him. — No Pluto. Didn’t you notice that…? — Wait… wait – said Neptune with a malicious shine in his look – do you want to play? — I want, I want…


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They caught Pluto and they made a ball of

him. And they kept throwing him to all sides, until Jupiter, beat him so strong with the bat, that Pluto ended up very, very far, out of the story, there on page 34.


— You? – said discouraged Pluto.

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— What’s the problem? – asked the Moon. — You are not… You are not Planets. — You have just been excluded by being a dwarf and now you want to exclude us because we are not planets? – said Europe, Jupiter’s moon. — I told you not to call him – Eris said. — Don’t mind 2003UB313, she likes to sow discord – the moon continued. — Don’t call me like that, my name now is Eris – she turned Pluto – and just for the record I’m a planet just like you little boy.


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— It’s Pluto, she and Ceres

are dwarf planets like you, but this isn’t important for us, nor is the size of each one – Titan began – see the small ones: Cordelia, Ophelia, Bianca, Cressinda, Desdemona, a Belinda e Galatea. — Hiiiii – they answered with a sharp pretty voice. — Come, it is much more fun with us, you will see – said Caronte, its own moon. — Have you already played hide and seek, in the middle of the asteroids? – asked Titan. — No, is it possible? - Everyone laughed at him. — Of course. You’ ve never played with the planets because they are big, all clumsy – answered the Moon.

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Finally, Pluto decided to accept he was too

small to play with the others, they hardly saw him and they were rarely with him. 33

— To play with the new friends was very good. I was not angry with the others, but to be alone and crying‌, never again! The end.


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And Pluto arrived on that empty page, and

there very, very sad, he was crying, alone, without anybody to hear him. He would have been there for ever..


. . if he hadn’t heard his name.

— Pluto… Pluto – a voice came from the distance – come to play with us, come. Pluto began cheering up again. — We are here on page 28.

And Pluto went there.

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universidade são Judas tadeu Faculdade de letras, artes, Comunicação e Ciências da educação Curso: letras Disciplina: leitura e produção de texto em língua inglesa 36

este livro foi criado para atender às exigências do estágio de bacharelado do curso de letras. organização do trabalho: Profª lílian F. dos santos braga Coordenadora do curso: Profª Dione notrispe são Paulo - 2007


“Pluto is so small that he should be called little Pluto. But fortune wanted him to be called Pluto even being so tiny. Pluto woke up happily to play with his planet friends…” but some thing had changed. His friends didn't want to play with him any more because suddenly he had become a dwarf planet. Will it be possible for Pluto to play alone, sad, and crying on an empty page? Elias Sperandio is twenty-six years-old and is a student of English and Portuguese at Universidade São Judas Tadeu. He is a second year undergraduate. This is his second published book * and the first in English. He hopes to show you others, already written as soon as possible. Meanwhile, other stories are being created by his fertile imagination. * Mateus in: how writers are born, Papéis Avulsos Editora – 2006


Pluto wants to be big