Children’s Author Trivia Volume 11

Can you guess who these children’s book authors are?trivia-logo

25. This author trained as a chemist because he didn’t think writing would be a good career. It turns out there were no jobs in chemistry when he graduated, so he wrote The Pigman instead. Do you know his name?

26. Our next mystery author grew up in Oklahoma where she listened to older people telling stories. When she incorporated some of their folk wisdom into the title of one of her books of poems, she found out that oral wisdom can be susceptible to misinterpretation. It turns out the broom wheat in Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea was actually broom “weed.” She had misheard the name for years. Have you heard of this author’s poems? Do you remember her name?

The answers are now posted.

Children’s Author Trivia Volume 10

How about some better clues today? Can you guess who these children’s book authors are?trivia-logo

23. This author’s first book was a fictional account of her older sister’s early death, called A Summer to Die. For later books, she won Newbery Medals in 1990 and 1994. Who is she?

24. This writer enjoyed fairy tales as a child and her books often have a fairy tale quality. She was given art lessons by her mother, and has worked as an illustrator as well as a writer. In fact her first book was a collaboration with her husband. He wrote the book and she illustrated it. Two of her books have been made into movies, and one was a Newbery Honor book. Do you recognize the author?

Are the clues with more details helpful? What do you think?

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Children’s Author Trivia Volume 9

Let’s do more children’s authors whose books were turned into movies. Who wrote these books that came alive on film?trivia-logo

20. How do you change a simple picture book into a full length movie? The filmmakers must have had a few nightmares trying to get this one right. Or maybe just a wild time…

21. Do made-for television movies count? If you suffer from arachnophobia you might not enjoy this movie as much as most children do.

22. This author also had more than one book made into movies. His books are best known for their animal main characters. Arachnophobia might be a problem for people watching one of these movies as well.

Please let us know your guesses, answers and/or comments.

Edit:  The answers are now posted. Congratulations to Zann and Karen for figuring out the first one.

Children’s Author Trivia Volume 8

Ever hear, “That movie was based on a book?” trivia-logo

Today let’s test your knowledge of children’s books turned into movies.

Question 17. Like her main character, the author of this book (part of a series) spent a lot of her childhood living on a small island with no electricity and no phone. The reluctant hero of her books lives in a desolate environment and has to overcome some fierce challenges. The story line has been changed substantially in the recent movie, but the title remains intact. Any ideas who the author might be?

Question 18. Known for his black and white illustrations, both the movies made from this author’s books are not only full of color, but full of special effects, too. Who is he?

Question 19. In this case the main character gave his name to both the book and the movies, but the green guy’s story in the book was changed for the scripts. What author developed the unique character who then launched a series of successful animated films?

The answers are now posted.