H.P. Blavatsky's Books & the Mahatmas Letters

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3 Unknown Facts About Popular Books

The world of books and literature is so fascinating; it always surprises in one way or the other. The more fascinating are the stories and writings, the more interesting are the journey of their creation. Pick any book from your childhood memory and there will be interesting facts associated with their creation and scripting. So magnificent is the journey of books, sometimes they excite, sometimes they motivate, and sometimes they just leave you spellbound. No doubt they are the best of pals in every way.

Here are a few least known facts about your favorite childhood books:

  1. The Green Eggs And Ham By Dr. Seuss
  2. You must have read the famous Dr. Seuss creation of The Green Eggs And The Ham. You will be surprised to know that the book was born out of a bet. Publisher Bennett Cerf challenged Dr. Seuss aka Seuss Geisel to write a book in exactly 50 words. Dr. Seuss won $50 to write the book.
  3. The Giving Tree
  4. Writers Simon & Schuster faced a great challenge in convincing editor William Cole to publish their best seller The Giving Tree, who considered that the book is neither good for kids nor suitable for adults. The book got published anyway and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
  5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  6. The famous bestseller and popular series The Very Hungry Caterpillar was born out of the activity of punching holes into a stack of paper with a hole punch by the writer Eric Carle. With an unexpected origin, Carle would have hardly imagined for it to be so popular among kids.