Friday, May 1, 2009
Have you caught it yet? It's alive and thriving at our house...we're talking "Fablehaven Fever" here.
Brandon Mull is a fairly new and upcoming author, and is gaining momentum in the world of children's literature. His Fablehaven series is hooking new readers right and left! My kidlets were introduced to his books a year ago, and my 5th grader, especially has caught the fever. We had the opportunity just recently to meet him for the second time, and he is just the nicest, most down-to-earth guy with a fantastic imagination! (We got to participate in a book signing in THE cutest book store I've ever been to, called "All Tucked In". I felt like I had walked into the movie set of, "You've Got Mail".) You can see in the photo, that we were in a bit of a hurry to snap the shot, and Little Missy wasn't cooperating so much, which is why her head got cut off. (My chidlers are those on the left, and our neighbor friend on the right.)
But, anyway, if you have reluctant (or avid) readers in your house, or you're just up for some fun reading for yourself (I love a good escape from reality now and then, don't you?), I highly recommend his books! Just when I can't imagine how anyone else can create a story line with magic, mythical creatures, and good vs. evil, I am surprised again.
My great friend and comrade, Kris, over at JesseKate Designs, actually blogged about Brandon Mull this week as well (I guess our great minds are thinking alike this week! lol) and she had the opportunity to attend a writer's conference with her daughter and heard him speak. She shared with us his 5 secrets for becoming an author. Click HERE to read what she had to say. It's great information for our kiddos, but applicable to us all! (Her site is darling, by the way, and chuck full of fun info. You will love it!)
So, it's a rainy day here in my neck of the woods...perfect for getting lost in a book! What books do you love in your family?