On this podcast we'll be talking with James Howe about his latest book "Also Known as Elvis,"the book that ends "The Misfits" quartet. Then we'll talk about his other books and what he feels the writer's responsibility is to the reader.
By Tim Podell on November 18, 2014
I am pleased to be talking with James Howe a writer whose work spans the generations of kids. Whether it’s the original “Bunniciula” series, or his most recent book, “Also Known as Elvis,” his over 90 books are known for a perfect mixture of humor, pathos and terrific storytelling.
But one of the most amazing books Jim wrote is called “The Misfits” – a story about a group of kids who want to end name calling in their school. This book has been the inspiration for a national movement known as No Name-Calling Week, an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually. We’ll start our conversation by talking “Also Known as Elvis,” the book that ends the Misfits quartet. Then we’ll talk about his other books and what he feels the writer’s responsibility is to the reader.