Monday, April 30, 2018

Frenemies in the Family by Kathleen Krull - ESSENTIAL

Krull, Kathleen  Frenemies in the Family: Famous Brothers and Sisters Who Butted Headsand Had Each Other’s Backs, 220 pages.  Illustrated by Maple Lam.  NON-FICTION Crown (Random House), 2018.  Content: Language: PG (1 swear); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.  

Fifteen different siblings and their stories of bonding and rivalry are covered in the chapters of this fun read.  Each family has a biography that concentrates on why they are famous and how as siblings they worked together or against each other.  Some of the siblings discussed include Peyton and Eli Manning; the Wright brothers; the Disney brothers; the Romanovs; Queen Elizabeth and Bloody Mary and the Siamese Bunkers twins.  

I loved this book because it made me laugh and it was full of  fascinating gossipy type facts.  Each chapter has illustrations and a short comic strip that summarizes the story.  It’s a fast read with entertaining stories throughout.  

EL, MS – ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.   

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