Do you ever wonder what celebrities were like before they were famous? In the stories in this book, you will find out what Jackie Chan and Beyonce Knowles were like at school; and how actress Mila Kunis felt when she first arrived in America from Ukraine when she was a little girl. You will also read about Winston Churchhill's amazing escape from prison in Africa; how a kind priest helped Pele to get out of the slums of Brazil; and how J. K. Rowling thought of Harry Potter while she was sitting on a train from Manchester to London. Funny, exciting and fascination if you like reading about famous people, The Early Years is the book for you.The Early Years is published by Hippo Books, a publisher dedicated to producing interesting, readable and fun books. This book is suitable for English students with pre-intermediate English or higher. Be sure to check out our other Hippo Graded Readers.About the Authors: Patrick Kennedy is the chief editor at Hippo Books. He is also one of Hippo's principal writers. He is a DELTA qualified English teacher with over ten years' experience teaching in Europe and Asia. Patrick has also written three English language textbook series. He is the author of the Mahoney Green mysteries and has contributed to many of Hippo's short story collections. Cooper Baltis is one of the writers and founders of Hippo Books. He is a former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the National University of Mongolia and is TESOL certified. He has taught English in Asia for five years and has published stories in several literary magazines in America. His Hippo books include Hassan and Lulu and My Brother the Giant, as well as many short story collections.