So many authors lead the most amazing lives!
Dan Brown, the author of bestseller The Da Vinci Code, was first a songwriter, pop singer, Spanish teacher and part of his school’s glee club. William Shakespeare married a woman named Anne Hathaway. At the time of their wedding, she was 26 and he was only 18 years old. Roald Dahl, author of such beloved children books as James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was actually never seen as a very capable writer by his teachers. One of his report cards stated: “I have never met anybody who so persistently writes words meaning the exact opposite of what is intended.” Truman Capote taught himself to read and write before he ever started school. Later in life, he un
derwent a facelift.
Robert Munsch, author of many favorite children’s books such as Love You Forever and The Paper Bag Princess, is one such writer who has lived a fascinating life! His experiences have only added to his creativity and enriched his work. Here are some little-known facts about the author who keeps bringing us some of the best in children’s literature!