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You’ve been reading a classic novel. You might even be half-way through it by now, right? Time to learn more about the author who wrote that literary classic!
- Find your book’s author on Wikipedia.
- Read about him/her.
- List three interesting facts about the author that you think will help you understand his/her motives for writing the novel you’ve chosen to read.
- Add a link with your comment, so we can all find your author on Wikipedia.
- Don’t forget to include your author’s name and the title of the book you’re reading.
You’re always hankering for an example. Here’s one:
- I found my author on Wikipedia.
- I read the WHOLE page about the author on Wikipedia.
- Here are three interesting facts about him:
- Stevenson’s friend, William Henley, had a wooden leg. He provided a model for the character of Long John Silver in Treasure Island.
- Stevenson traveled extensively, enjoying visits to the United States, Hawaii, Tahiti, and the Samoan Islands. His voyages at sea probably helped him with his description of boats and sailing.
- His editor changed his original title, which was The Sea Cook, to Treasure Island. I like Treasure Island better.
- The Wikipedia page for Robert Louis Stevenson is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Louis_Stevenson
- My book is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.