NEW YORK (AP) – Stephen King, creator of the horrific hotel in “The Shining” and the terrifying clown of “It,” preferred much gentler reading as a child–Dr. Seuss.
The author says in the April issue of Ladies’ Home Journal that his favorite childhood book was the good doctor’s “McElligot’s Pool.” King is one of several celebrities who told the magazine about their preferred reading from days gone by.
Columnist Erma Bombeck enjoyed “Heidi.”
Alan Alda, best known as Hawkeye from the television show “M-A-SH,” loved a book front further back in history: “The Legends of King Arthur.”