Saturday, November 18, 2006

World's Youngest Author

Matthew Beard reports (for The Independent) that a six-year-old boy will be publishing his first novel in the U.K. Here's the scoop:
  • "Christopher Beale completed his 1,500-word, five-chapter novel This and Last Season's Excursions when he was six years and 118 days old, beating the previous Guinness World Record by 42 days."

The book is about "a boy and his favourite stuffed animals, his puppy Biscuit, his kitten Daisy and the fierce Big Hinnies, as they rescue owls, fight lions and search for a mysterious moving city, Quarles."

Want to know more? He has his own website. I'll just have you all take a look at its title.

Should I feel bad that my six year old is only now learning to read?