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
"Everybody loves a good story--and we all know that a well-told story has a beginning, a middle, and an end."
This was a fun and quick book to read. Little interesting insights to a few writers with cute illustrations for each.
aka, J.R.R. Tolkein was bit on the foot by a Baboon Tarantula. They are
ginormous! Remind you of anything spiders in his stories?
Dahl loved candy. When he was thirteen he was sent to a dismal school
BUT it doubled as an undercover testing lab for Cadbury! He us to
daydream about the inside of that factory.
Sam, or Samuel Clemens or
Mark Twain (his name has something to do with boats...) us to get into
all sorts of mischief with his best bud, Tom.
There are more snippets of interesting facts about more kid authors at the end of the book
I think this would be a great addition to any home or classroom.