The Key to Markree Castle

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The book we are writing together will be born on December 17, 2015.

This is how a book is born.

I sat down with my 8-year old and read a bad kids’ book. “We can do better than this,” I said. We haven’t looked back since.

It’s a 3-day wedding in a castle. The nanny cancelled. “Our boys can handle themselves, right?”

“Wait,” Dec interrupted and almost choked on his crumpet in his excitement, “You want us to do what?”

If you instill confidence and responsibility in your kids, they’ll rise to the occasion. Right? that’s what it says in the parenting books. This is no parenting book. In fact, this just might be the manual for the un-parenting book.

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Fiction books don’t usually have bullet points. You just lucked out.

  • 9-year old references no adult could possibly understand (or want to).

  • Soccer, fries, and a castle. What else could a few boys dream of?

  • Useless phrases in Dutch and Mandarin you can use at school to impress your friends!

  • Written with the help of real 9- and 11-year olds.

  • Parenting strategies so questionable your kids will be begging you to adopt them (the strategies, not the kids).

  • Rarely before witnessed insight into the minds of young boys on their own with no parents.

  • Study guides included on medieval castle architecture. (OK, not really.)

  • Fun for the whole family! (Depending on your family, of course.)

  • Bonus: learn the names of Donald Duck’s nephews in Dutch and Mandarin!

  • So many more we are running out of colored bullets!

I can’t scroll anymore! Just let me buy the book!

This isn’t just some kid’s book. This is a kid’s book written by kids and parents together.

The boys wanted to tell their own stories–and they did on a regular basis. I listened and wrote them down with their help … and some major editing.

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I can’t wait! Let me buy now, please!
By |2017-07-06T14:22:40+00:00December 1st, 2015|Writing|5 Comments

About the Author:

Bradley Charbonneau was sitting with his 8-year old reading a bad children's book when he said to his son, "We can do better than this ... and you're going to help me." Then they did it. He hasn't stopped since.


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