Amazing Kids! Magazine

November 2010: Issue #42 – “Wild & Wacky Jobs!”

by Sean Traynor, Student Editor-in-Chief


Hi Amazing Kids!

Welcome to the November, 2010 issue of the Amazing Kids! Online Magazine: “Wild and Wacky Jobs!”, Issue #42. In this issue you will be entertained by jobs that you always wondered about, thought were funny, or just made you curious.  You’ll see them sprinkled throughout the issue in Fiction, Sci-Tech kids, Poetry, Interviews and even the Amazing Kid from History column.  You’ll find some wild and wacky adventures in our stories about Filoli Gardens in California, Hong Kong and Yosemite.  I’m so proud of all the fantastic youth volunteer staff for their great work on this issue.

In this month’s “Amazing Mentors! Spotlight” interview you will find Gary Doss, founder and owner of the Burlingame Pez Museum.  We all have our favorite pez dispenser.  Now you can meet someone who made a career out of collecting these wild and wacky candy dispensers and other classic toys.   Haven’t you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a circus?  You get a treat this month as we interview Steve Caveagna, a clown performer with Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus.  Be a part of the adventure as you read about these wild and wacky jobs.

We introduce a new columnist this month, with Perry Chen, an award-winning movie reviewer joining our Amazing Kids! Team.  He reviews the newly released DVD “How to Train Your Dragon.”  Another addition is Genevieve L’Esperance, our new co-columnist for our Sci-Tech Kids column, who will bring you the latest news from the world of science and technology. As always, your submissions make our magazine great.  Keep sending in your submissions!

Even though our annual Amazing Kids! Short Story Contest has wrapped up and the entries are being reviewed by our contest judges, you still have time to enter our Amazing Kids! Healthy Kids Recipe Contest!  Enter by November  15th for your chance to win a Cook’s Package from CookTime with Remmi and a copy of the Amazing Kids! Healthy Kids e-Cookbook. So send in your favorite recipes at: contests@amazing-kids.org.  Remember, you don’t have to enter the recipe contest to submit recipes to us for our monthly Cook Nook column.  If you are interested in submitting any of your work, whether it be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews and art, send it to editor@amazing-kids.org.  We accept submissions from kids up to age 18 on an ongoing basis.

We hope you like our new website design and find it easier to navigate between all of the excellent articles, art, poetry and stories.  Keep writing, and don’t forget to tell your friends about Amazing Kids! 😉
Sean Traynor
Student Editor-in-Chief

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