Eragon’s Author

Homeschooler Christopher Paolini is back in the news again with his fantasy novel Eragon, this time, as HEM blogger Daryl Cobranchi notes, Christopher’s sequel is the subject of a good article in this week’s Time magazine.

In an article titled The Real-Life Boy Wizard, writer Lev Grossman notes, “At 15, Christopher Paolini created the best-selling fantasy novel Eragon. At 21, he’s back with a sequel.” It’s a terrific article, well worth a read.

Another terrific article – also worth a read – appeared in the March/April, 2002 issue of Home Education Magazine. “Unleashing the Dragon,” by Talita Paolini, describes how her son Christopher’s homeschooling led to his becoming an author: “Christopher didn’t realize it at the time, but many factors influenced his writing adventure. First, he had the confidence borne of homeschooling. Never had he experienced the devastation of being told he couldn’t do something or was a failure. Second, he had the research skills and resources to find information to create his imaginary world.”

The article is free to read on this website at the link above, along with Chapter Six from the novel Eragon.

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