Happy Wednesday, Fellow Bloggers!

 

Today I am answering the questions passed down to me last week about my book Little Miss History Travels to MOUNT RUSHMORE. This published book is the first in a series of nonfiction books intended to making learning facts fun for children ages 8 and up. You can visit her website at : http://www.littlemisshistory.com

Where did the idea for this book come from?

I was thinking about the new core curriculum here in the US, which makes a dramatic shift from a fiction dominated curriculum to one that is dominated by nonfiction. By fifth grade 50% of books used are supposed to be nonfiction. Most younger children love fiction and I wanted to find a way to make learning history fun. So I came up with an adventure loving, funny character named Little Miss History to be a guide and narrator on trips to historic landmarks. I am a retired educator and historian so combining a love of history and teaching
comes naturally to me.

What genre is this book?

This book does not fit into one category. I would use the tags: nonfiction, history, travel and adventure.

Which actor would play the characters if a movie version were made?

I could not see this story made into a traditional movie, but an animation would be great because Little Miss History is a funny character. She reminds me a little of Merida in Brave so I could see Kelly MacDonald doing the voice over. No other characters speak in this first book.

How could you sum up the book in one sentence?

Little Miss History is a wannabe park ranger with pig tails and hiking boots three sizes too big who will make learning about history fun!

Is the book self-published, Indie published, or by an agency?

The book is self-published by eugenus®STUDIOS.

How long did it take to finish the manuscript?

The process of writing and editing with layout of illustrations took about three months.

What other books would you compare it to?

As far as I know, the concept is unique.

Who or what inspired me to write this book?

As I said before, I love both children and history. My desire was to make the learning process a fun experience, I also enjoy traveling and have visited many historic landmarks.

What else about this book might pique reader interest?

The successful and unique combination of  illustration and photography  which embellish the text.

Now it’s time for me to tag the next five authors:

Mom of Four – https://www.facebook.com/MyFourLittles

Tracee Ford – https://www.facebook.com/tracee.ford

Olga D’Agostino – https://www.facebook.com/Mrs.DBooks

Melissa Taylor – https://www.facebook.com/ImaginationSoup

Mom at the Jenny Evolution – https://www.facebook.com/thejennyevolution

Looking forward to their responses!