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Published on September 27th, 2012 | by Jill

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Susin Nielsen Reads Aloud

We asked Susin Nielsen, author of Word Nerd, Dear George Clooney Will You Please Marry My Mother and The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen,  about reading aloud to her son.  

What books did you enjoy reading aloud to your son?

Oh, I LOVED reading to my son! He’s now 16, so I haven’t done that for a number of years, but he still let me read to him till he was at least 12 (he’d have his own books on the go then, too).

I’d like to say I enjoyed reading all the Harry Potter books to him (which I did do), but to be honest, as the books went on, they were so long and dense that I sometimes found it hard-going!

I remember though that I loved reading him anything by Eva Ibbotson, and also anything by Cornelia Funke. I still have very vivid memories and feelings from those books.

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About the Author

‘s favourite books include The Sound and the Fury, every one of the Harry Potter books, The Fault in Our Stars, The Princess Bride, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and A Little Princess. She wrote her first book — Chestnut Squirrel Stories — in fourth grade and has gone on to publish a number of books. She also writes for television and the web.



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