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"Because I Wanted To Read Children's Books"

I enjoyed Tracy Grant's interview with Matthew Skelton, published in Monday's Washington Post. Skelton is the author of the recently published middle grade novel Endymion Spring. I haven't read it yet, but it's about two boys, separated by 500 years, who both love books. It's recommended for fans of Inkheart, and is certainly not one that I'll be able to resist.

My favorite part of the interview was when Tracy Grant asked Matthew Skelton what made him want to write the book. He replied: "I was working on my PhD ... and didn't want to read adult books. I wanted to read children's books." A man after my own heart!

As reported earlier this week by Kelly at Big A little a, the Post also includes an excerpt from Endymion Spring and a Meet the Author feature.

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