Today I'm happy to present a guest post with Middle Grade author Janet Sumner Johnson! Ms. Johnson's debut MG book, The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society, released last month! :)
Here's the guest post! :)
Middle Grade books have always been the sweet spot for me. Most people grow with the books they read, moving on to older and older reading fare as they age. And while I did love many of those books, I always came back to Middle Grade when I wanted to find something that spoke to me.
Today I want to share some of the MG books I grew up with, which influenced me and who I became
4. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (and really the whole series) by C.S. Lewis was a staple in my childhood. I must have read the series 4 or 5 times before I made it to Jr. High. I loved the idea of escaping into another world through a Wardrobe. And I may have checked the backs of the few I ever came across in real life. I always wondered if I would have been as brave as Lucy. It gave me courage.
5. And finally, one last book that really showed me the power of good writing. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. I still can't read this book without crying at the end. It is that powerful. This book reminds me that there is good in everyone. And I aspire to tell such a story that moves people and leaves them just a little bit better for having read it.
I relate to this guest post so much! Especially that first paragraph. :)
Thank you for participating in this event! :)
Author Bio: My husband (a.k.a. Jedi Master Daddy) and I (a.k.a. Princess Mommy) are raising three energetic Jedi: Master London, Jedi Brandt, and Padowan Khyah. I have mastered the use of my purple light-saber (inherited from Mace Windoo himself), the art of identifying the bad guys (they drink prune juice, NOT water), and the ability of crafting bases and ships from scraps (aka legos).
In my spare time I write children’s books, translate French to English, and keep up with my blog. So yes, my laundry is probably waiting to be done.
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