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Kid Authors (Hardback)
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Kid Authors (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 10/10/2017
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With the best elements of KID PRESIDENTS, KID ATHLETES and KID ARTISTS colourful illustrations, kid-relatable subjects, and real stories of childhood conflict, comedy, and triumph KID AUTHORS tells true tales from the childhoods of a wide range of the world s most beloved authors before they were famous. Did you know: Sam Clemens (AKA Mark Twain) loved to hold watermelon-seed-spitting contests, play hooky, and borrow boats to go fishing and digging for turtle eggs with his best friend Tom, of course! Zora Neale Hurston first learned to walk when a hungry wild hog wandered into her house for some of her mother s cornbread and young Zora had to toddle her way to safety.

Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594749872
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 394 g
Dimensions: 210 x 144 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Lively glimpses of formative moments and budding talents."--Kirkus Reviews

"A fun and useful addition, especially for aspiring writers and class projects."--School Library Journal, Paige Rowse, Needham High School, MA

"This is an ideal gift for aspiring young writers who may need proof that even the most famous authors had to start somewhere."--Shelf Awareness for Readers

"[Kid Authors] was full of real information, but the author made it fun and funny ... I would recommend this book for all people who read books and want to know interesting information about authors, and also for people who want to be authors themselves."--Michael, age 9

Praise for Kid Presidents:
"Just like history class, only hilarious."--Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever

"With cartoonish illustrations that will attract fans of Jeff Kinney's The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel Ren e Russell's The Dork Diaries, this informative offering leaves no presidential childhood rock unturned."--School Library Journal

"Caricatures by Horner are whimsical and funny, a good match for a book that demonstrates that every president started life as a goofy, regular kid."--Booklist

Praise for Kid Artists:
"Impressively diverse."-Booklist

"For budding artists, here's a heartening reminder that 17 unconventional greats--not to mention all the rest--started out as children too." --Kirkus Reviews

"Memorably weird childhood moments--Jackson Pollock accidentally had part of a finger chopped off and then eaten by a rooster--are likely to stick with readers, as will Horner's impish cartoons."-Publishers Weekly

Praise for Kid Athletes:
"Outstanding...Inspiring and entertaining, Kid Athletes isn't just for sports fans."--Booklist, starred review

"Even if you don't exactly love sports, this book only says a little bit about them in the actual sport, so go out and get this book because it will teach you a lot and you will enjoy it immensely."--Kidsday reporters, Newsday

"Perfect for the adolescent set, these inspiring stories mix fun and non-fiction."--Geeks of Doom

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