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September 2007
The Library Newsette

Christopher Paolini: The New Kid on
ho among you wants to enter a Peak and saw the Grand Teton mountain world where fantasy becomes range, 100 miles to the south. His parents reality? Well, in reality we can home schooled Christopher. He often never have these fantasies but wrote short stories and poems in an thanks to fiction books they simply help attempt to put his thoughts into words. He us to travel in the world of fantasies. But made frequent trips to the library and read why do young people and even adults widely. Some of his favorite books were become addicted to fiction books? Bruce Colville's Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon In today’s contemporary Hatcher, Frank Herbert's Dune, Raymond literature, a giant writer named J.K. E. Feist's Magician, and Philip Pullman's Rowling dominates fiction books His Dark Materials, as well as books by adventure and fantasy. Her Harry Potter Anne McCaffrey, Jane Yolen, Brian series made it big not only in Books but Jacques, E.R. Eddison, David Eddings, also in films, but who is Christopher and Ursula Le Guin. Paolini compared to Rowling? After The story of Eragon, which is watching the movie Eragon it simply part, one of the Inheritance trilogy began made me enthusiastic to search more as the daydreams of a teen. Christopher's about the story, and fortunately it led me love for the magic of stories led him to to the master himself-Christopher Paolini. craft a novel that he would enjoy reading. “Writing is the heart and soul of my being. Christopher Paolini It is the means through which I was born on November 17, “Writing is the heart and soul of my being. It is bring my stories to life. There is 1983 in Southern California, the means through which I bring my stories to nothing like putting words on a USA. Aside from a few years page and knowing that they will life. There is nothing like putting words on a summon certain emotions and in Anchorage, Alaska, he has page and knowing that they will summon certain reactions from the reader.” lived in Paradise Valley, Montana with his parents and In this statement he emotions and reactions from the reader.” younger sister, Angela. The showcased his sympathetic side -Christopher Paolinitall, jagged Beartooth to his readers, and that made him Mountains covered by snow a good writer. rise on one side of the Paradise Valley Because of his perseverance and creative And as my foreword to the inspired the setting of the story mind-set, Paolini was able to finish the readers, reading fiction books is one way Inheritance Trilogy. A few years ago, first book, Eragon, in summer of 2002 and of escaping the troubles reality offers us. Christopher hiked to the top of Emigrant published it on December 15, 2006. The But we must keep it in mind that fictions book was adopted into film under 20th books not only aim to erode our fantasy, century fox, under the direction of Stefen but they simply showcase some parts of Fangmeier, and starring Edward Speleers. our lives, these heroic characters are Both the movie and the book gained simply representations of every one of us. success in their own field having a $249 We may not have special powers, but million total worldwide gross. It was the there is something in us that is special, 16th highest for 2006 and the book stayed something that we need to use wisely in at the number spot for 36 weeks in New order to overcome the obstacles of the soYork time bestseller. Eragon is an called life. archetypal hero story, filled with exciting And as for this new kid on the action, dangerous villains, and fantastic block, no matter how big you are or how locations. There are dragons and elves, many books you have sold, one thing just sword fights and unexpected revelations, matters in this field; as long as your book and of course, a beautiful maiden who's is substantial, free from plagiarism and Eragon the first Eldest the second more than capable of taking care of value-oriented, your craft will surely be book of Christopher book of Christopher Paolini, part I of the Paolini, part II of the herself. For me, one thing that makes this appreciated. And surely, I’m proud to say Inheritance Trilogy Inheritance Trilogy man a good writer is his statement, that I’m a big fan of your writings.
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