Our trivia questions this week have the common theme of writers whose parents were writers, too.
44. We’ve had authors who write with their spouses, and friends who write together, so today we’re going to look at two brothers who co-author books. One of the brothers is a journalist and professional musician, the other a history professor. Together they write historical fiction for children. One of their books is a Newbery Honor book. They have also written a nonfiction series Drama of American History. They came from a family of writers, including their father. Can you name these two brothers?
45. This prolific author of over 300 children’s books has recently published a few books of poems accompanied by her son’s photographs, but she has worked with many illustrators. She has won numerous awards and honors. Two of her books have won Caldecott medals. She is a strong storyteller who likes her stories to have a distinct setting and to have a happy ending. She often has ten or more books in the works at once. Do you know who this author who followed in her father’s footsteps (he was a journalist) is?
Edit: The answers is now posted.