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Did you know that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, friends and political rivals, died only hours apart from each other on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence? Or that famed magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle were besties until a séance gone wrong ruined their friendship? Famous Friends explores fascinati ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 3rd 2017 by Scholastic Paperback Nonfiction
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Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Did you know that C.S.Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were best friends? What about Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald? I know I didn’t until I read this book.
In their book Famous Friends: Best Buds, Rocky Relationships, and Awesomely Odd Couples from Past to Present, authors Jennifer Castle and Bill Spring cover almost every type of famous friendship. They certainly highlight unlikely friendship combos like Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckly. Lincoln was the first lady of the United States and she
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When this slim, brightly-colored book showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago my first reaction was "wait, seriously?" The unsolicited ARCs I get from Scholastic are usually YA fictional novels, often on the grittier side and not really the sort of books I would usually pick up. This, on the other hand, is exactly the sort of book I don't pick up for a very different reason: it's a cartoony-looking flimsy book claiming in colorful letters
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Jennifer Castle received her B.A. in Creative Writing at Brown University and worked as a celebrity publicist’s assistant, an advertising copywriter, and a struggling screenwriter (yes, that’s an actual job) before falling into a niche producing websites for kids and teens. Her debut, THE BEGINNING OF AFTER, was a 2012 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection as well as a Chicago Public Libra ...more

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