Nine-year-old Spanish boy becomes world’s youngest author

May 22nd, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Madrid (Spain), May 22 (ANI): A nine-year-old Spanish boy has become one of the youngest authors in the world with the publication of his book Thok, the Vain Dragon Manuel Alguacil learned to read when he was three, breezed through Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings trilogy in two weeks when he was aged six before devouring all seven books in the Harry Potter series.

He then turned his hand to writing.

His 38-page fantasy tale about a young dragon who thinks he is ugly will be launched next week at the Madrid Book Fair where the author will appear to sign copies alongside best selling writers.

Publishing house Neverland Ediciones snapped up the child author after an agent and friend of the boy’s parents approached them with his tale, which he also illustrated. (ANI)

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