Every great author started out as a kid. Before the best sellers, fan clubs, and beloved stories we know today, the world’s most celebrated writers had regular-kid problems just like you. 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 bitter 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! Kid Authors tells their stories and more – the diverse and inclusive cast that includes Roald Dahl, Beverly Cleary, J.K. Rowling, Jules Verne, Lewis Carroll, Stan Lee – through kid-friendly texts and full-colored cartoon illustrations on nearly every page.
Reading age: 9-12 years old