Monday, January 29, 2018

Kid Authors

34013560Goodreads Says:    The series that includes Kid Presidents, Kid Artists, and Kid Athletes now chronicles the lives of Kid Authors! Here are true tales of famous writers, from long before they were famous--or even old enough to drive. Did you know: 
- Sam Clemens (aka Mark Twain) loved to skip school and make mischief, with his best friend Tom, of course!
- A young J. R. R. Tolkien was bitten by a huge tarantula--or as he called it, -a spider as big as a dragon.-
- Toddler Zora Neale Hurston took her first steps when a wild hog entered her house and started chasing her!
The diverse and inclusive cast includes Roald Dahl, Beverly Cleary, J. K. Rowling, Langston Hughes, Jules Verne, Lewis Carroll, Stan Lee, and many more.


My Thoughts:

-    I loved learning more about several great authors. I learned so much about each one. 

-    I loved that their childhood experiences influenced their books so much. 

-    I found it very interesting that most of these authors were bullied as children, and they loved to read. I'd love to see a study on the relationship between being bullied and reading, and how many of these kids become authors or enjoy writing. 

-    I would love to read another Kid Authors book with different authors. I want to know more!

2 comments:

  1. That is interesting about the authors being bullied and loving to read. I'm glad they found a way to find joy during those hard times.

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  2. Sounds cute and informative.

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