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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.

Educator resources:

Download Kid Authors Educator's Guide 


Enter Your Class in the Kid Authors Writing Contest  



Hardcover, 200 pages
Published on October 10, 2017 by Quirk Books
ISBN-10: 1594749876
ISBN-13: 9781594749872
28 Book Reviews
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  • JusticeMonday, November 6, 2017 at 9:10 am
    This book looks interesting I hope I can get a copy of it soon! PLZ
    • 1234512345Monday, November 6, 2017 at 8:06 am
      Its amazing
      • minersteph117
        minersteph117Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm
        I would love to win a copy of Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers (Kid Legends). I’ve read books by some of the authors and have only heard of some. I have written to J.K. Rowling for a class project. I know Stan Lee is famous for all the Marvel superheroes. I love writing my own stories and hope to write a book when I grow up that someone on here might win to read someday. I would love to read stories about them as kids for more inspiration.
        • stitch123
          stitch123Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4:17 pm55 stars
          Can I have it please? I found this book fascinating!
          • bearpawzeus66
            bearpawzeus66Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:12 am
            I can't check it out and I'm dying to read it!!
          • grapefruit
            grapefruitFriday, November 3, 2017 at 4:57 am55 stars
            SOUNDS AWESOME!!!!I saw an ad for this book and thought: I WANT IT!!!!! I think it would be fun to learn about the lives of all our favorite authors, so YES!!!! I WILL read this!!!
            • IRISH DANCER 15Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:52 am
              I read the president version of this
              • cybill
                cybillTuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:39 pm55 stars
                Sounds really, really good!!!!!!!!!!! 😇
                • avery1032
                  avery1032Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm55 stars
                • helloFriday, October 27, 2017 at 7:48 am
                  • movienut300Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:06 am
                    i reallllyyyyy!!!! want this book can not wait to get it!!!!!
                    • penguin313
                      penguin313Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 2:27 pm55 stars
                      This book was awesome! It tells the stories of many famous authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Roald Dahl and more! The book also tells the stories of some authors you may not have heard of who wrote famous or classic adult books, and possibly introduce you to their books. Kid Authors continues the Kid series which tells childhood stories as well as fun facts and quotes.

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