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Famous Friends

Best Buds, Rocky Relationships, and Awesomely Odd Couples from Past to Present

Jennifer Castle, Bill Spring


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Did you know that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, friends and political rivals, died only hours apart from each other on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence? Or that famed magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle were besties until a séance gone wrong ruined their friendship? Famous Friends explores fascinating stories like these to find out what happens when someone who is really famous becomes friends with someone ELSE who's really famous.

From the original "bromance" to Taylor Swift's #squadgoals, get ready to learn about the coolest friendships of all time in Famous Friends!

Scholastic Paperback Nonfiction , 9780545942539, 112pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2017

About the Author

Jennifer Castle is the author of the YA novels You Look Different in Real Life, The Beginning of After, and What Happens Now (June 2016), as well as the novella Playing Kiera. The Beginning of After was an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection, a Chicago Public Library's 2012 "Best of the Best" Book for teens list, and a 2011 ABC New Voices selection.

Jennifer is also the creator and executive producer of "It's My Life," an award-winning PBS KIDS website for children aged 8 to 13. As a writer and producer of content for kids and teens, Jennifer has worked on projects for Steven Spielberg’s Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, McGraw-Hill Publishing, and WNET-13. She has served on an educational technology proposal review panel for the National Science Foundation and on the PBS Teachersource Advisory Group.

Bill Spring is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. He has been a professional writer in New York and Los Angeles for over 20 years, including eleven years as Senior Editor and Community Manager for "It's My Life," the PBS Kids website for tweens. As a punch-up screenwriter for Hollywood studios and production companies, Bill has worked on such projects as The Berenstain Bears, Simon Bloom: Gravity Keeper, Aliens in the Attic, Mama's Boy, and Seal Team Seven.