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Author: Kathleen Krull Narrator: Lisa Cordileone Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2018 ISBN: 9780525532118
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One minute you can't live without them . . . the next minute you don't want them breathing your air! Siblings everywhere will relate to this humorous look at famous brothers and sisters whose important bonds have shaped their accomplishments . . . (mostly) for the better.

They blame you when they get in trouble. They seem like your parents' favorite. They are the only enemy you can't live without. Almost everyone has a juicy story about their siblings--even famous people. Meet those who got along, those who didn't, and everyone in between!

  *  Demi Lovato and her sister

  *  Tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams

  *  Walt and Roy Disney

  *  Princes William and Harry

  *  Stephen Colbert and his eleven older siblings

  *  Quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning

  *  The Jacksons (Michael, Janet, and family)

  *  Reality TV sensations, the Gosselins

  *  Queen Elizabeth I and the queen who history remembers as Bloody Mary

  *  Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker

  *  John Wilkes Booth (the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln) and his brother Edwin

  *  Vincent and Theo van Gogh

  *  Airplane inventors, the Wright brothers

  *  The Romanovs

  *  The Kennedys

Oh, brother! This could get ugly. . . . Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Suitable for browsing, classroom readalouds, or cover-to-cover immersion, this will confirm attitudes among siblings and leave “onlies” with a sense of envy—or relief. The Bulletin
  • Readers with siblings will relate to these stories of brothers and sisters who got along and who didn't, and only children may feel relieved to be alone. Kirkus
  • "Elementary- and middle-school readers will likely get a kick out of the relatable angle. Booklist
  • Perfect for those who loved Georgia Bragg’s How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous and a great companion for National Sibling Day (April 10) lessons or as a read-aloud. School Library Journal
  • "Krull’s wry asides and droll observations make for a light and lively narrative, as do Lam’s loose caricatures. Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Kathleen Krull (1952–2021) was a multiaward–winning children’s book author. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and worked for four companies as a children’s book editor. While on the job, she wrote mysteries in the Trixie Belden series and other books. She then began working at home, writing her own books and getting the chance to explore subjects she was passionate about, including history, music, and extraordinary people. Awards for her body of work include the 2011 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, Leo Politi Golden Author Award, Lucia Russell Briggs Distinguished Achievement Award, California Reading Association’s Armin R. Schulz Literacy Award for promoting social justice thru books 2016, and the International Literary Association and Greater San Diego Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, among others.

About the Narrator

Lisa Cordileone is an actor, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator living in Los Angeles. She has narrated That Boy! by Jillian Dodd and The Publicist by Christina George, among other books.