(Edited by Brian Rock)
This month we’re asking children’s authors…
What children’s literature character are you most like?
Amelia Bedelia. I think those who know me would agree–I can be a bit of a disaster.
Jamie is a former editor and author of over a dozen children’s books including THE COZIEST PLACE, SO YOU WANT TO CATCH BIGFOOT, and The JOE & SPARKY series. http://www.jamiemichalak.com/index.htm
I never thought about it before, but I guess if I had to compare myself to a single children’s literature character, it would be The Little Engine that Could. I’ve just always assumed that if I kept trying and trying and trying, eventually I would succeed at being a children’s book author.
Kenn is the National Children’s Poet Laureate: author of BIGFOOT IS MISSING,
THE BIGGEST BURP EVER, THE ARMPIT OF DOOM, and many other books of poetry for children.
I identify with Hermione Granger (the Harry Potter series) because, like her, I love to read and to learn. I wish I could cast spells like she does!
Hazel is the author of OLAF’S DOOR. http://hazelbuys.com/
This is a tough question. I can tell you what character I wanted to be like when I was growing up. That would be Jo from Little Women or maybe Nancy Drew. Who was I really like? I’ve thought a bit about this and come up with Little Rhody from the book of the same name by Neta Lohnes Frazier. Little Rhody was a very ordinary girl – not particularly brave like Jo and Nancy Drew — but she had lots of persistence, family loyalty, and longing for adventure. Although this book is long out of print, I was thrilled to recently find a discarded library copy for sale on the Internet.
Stephanie is the author of over two dozen nonfiction books for children, including
ICEBERG RIGHT AHEAD! ORDINARY GENIUS (The Story of Albert Einstein), and
SUSAN B. ANTHONY.
Jo in Little Women. A writer. Feisty. And (I hope) good-hearted and honest.
Erica is the author of the MAGIC KEEPERS trilogy. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2870843.Erica_Kirov
Hmmm, I’m probably a little HORTON HEARS A WHO (eternal optimist) with HARRIET THE SPY (industrious pragmatist) thrown in. Maybe a little INTERRUPTING CHICKEN, too. (I sometimes get excited and talk too much.)
Anika is the author of BAKING DAY AT GRANDMA’S,
BELLA AND STELLA COME HOME, and PIGS LOVE POTATOES.
I have always related to Harold, wielder of the purple crayon. A lot of times I feel like I’m making things up as I go, creating story element or a new skill that is necessary for the task at hand.
Lana is the author of JUST ITZY and The FREAKLING trilogy. http://www.lanakrumwiede.com/
I am Ferdinand the Bull. I’ve always been a little different and have always been motivated by different things than most people. Others may work harder than me at being stronger or faster or smarter; but I get to spend more time enjoying the scenery and smelling the flowers.
Brian is the author of THE DEDUCTIVE DETECTIVE, WITH ALL MY HEART,
PIGGIES, and DON’T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD!