With help from kids, a 90-year-old Sri Lankan author set a new world record for alternate endings.

If you thought the Choose Your Own Adventure books were magical, one Sri Lankan children’s book author might be up your alley. Sybil Wettasinghe, the 90-year-old author of The Umbrella Thief, a classic children’s book in Sri Lanka, set a new Guinness World Record yesterday with the publication of her book Wonder Crystal. Wettasinghe’s book has the most […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-06 19:45:46 UTC ]
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Proof goth is not dead: A first edition of Frankenstein just set a world auction record.

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50 years later, ‘The Monster at the End of This Book’ is still selling — and inspiring authors

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Hudson: kids non-fiction provides 'trust and authority' in fake news world

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Goldsboro Books set for "record-breaking" year

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