Books: Christopher Paolini: The Real-Life Boy Wizard

At 15, Christopher Paolini created the best-selling fantasy novel Eragon. At 21, he's back with a sequel

Once upon a time, There was a little boy named Christopher who lived with his parents and his sister in a beautiful green valley in some very tall mountains. They were poor but very happy. Christopher loved to read fantasy stories about knights and wizards and dragons, and one day he decided to write a fantasy story of his own. People loved Christopher's story, so much that everyone wanted a copy. Suddenly Christopher's family wasn't so poor anymore.

Strange as it sounds, that particular fantasy story happened. Its hero is Christopher Paolini, a real-life home-schooled kid who lives with his family...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!