Book Trivia Tuesday

November 28, 2023

Book Trivia Tuesday

Today is the start of something new and fun!  Welcome to the very first Book Trivia Tuesday.  As a lover of Jeopardy, I thought it would be fun to create some trivia around the books we loved as children. Each Tuesday I will post a trivia question on social media (Facebook & Instagram) with a link to the corresponding blog post which will have the answer & more information about the trivia being shared.  Whether it is about a book, an author, an illustrator...all questions & answers will be related to books.

Let's get started with our very first question:  What two men became authors in part due to their service during World War I and World War II?

Hugh Lofting, the author of the Doctor Dolittle books, served in World War I.  It was during his time on the front he wrote letters home to his children to overcome boredom & deal with the war. Those letters later became the basis for the very first Doctor Dolittle book and a career as an author & illustrator was born. He was injured during the war & sent home.  He eventually moved to The United States where he spent the remainder of his life. He wrote one Dr. Dolittle book each year for seven years & in 1922, The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle won a Newbery Award. To add his books to your bookshelf, click here.

Roald Dahl was a fighter pilot for the Royal Air Force (England) in World War II.  He was injured in a crash landing in Libya & he went on to serve as an Assistant Air Attache in Washington, DC where he was encouraged by C. S. Forester to share his stories about his RAF missions. This led him to start writing other stories & the rest, as they say, is history. He went on to write 19 children's books during his career. His books are seeing a resurgence in popularity in recent years thanks to movie adaptations & Netflix shorts.  He stories have stood the test of time & are still well loved today. To add his books to your bookshelf, click here.

Some of the information was found on Britannica's website.

Happy Reading,

Wendy

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