Seven-Year-Old Finnegan Boire Publishes Newspaper

Do I ever love youngsters like this–a seven-year-old who publishes his own newspaper.

Finnegan O’Toole Boire, 7, of Davis produces a weekly newspaper on his blue-and-white Apple laptop computer. Anne Chadwick Williams of Yolo County News

Finn was inspired to begin his newspaper by the hero of his favorite tales, Geronimo Stilton, a storybook mouse and editor of The Rodent’s Gazette. He calls his paper The Weekly Block and writes about his small part of the world, producing 45 copies weekly. He hand-delivers every copy.

Finn also writes about his own experiences. One headline read, “Editor loses tooth.” Another story was about the death of his pet rabbit: “He had striped ears, and died because, well, I do not know.”

See more pictures and read more of this delightful child here.

Cheers to Finn, for I know it’s not easy to write a little blog every day or so. I can’t imagine producing an entire newspaper…especially at seven years old. Definitely my kind of kid. 🙂 Probably yours, too.

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7 thoughts on “Seven-Year-Old Finnegan Boire Publishes Newspaper

  1. Such an enterprising young man. I wonder what his future will be like? I remember my first article being printed in the school newspaper when I was in first grade. I think it was a poem I wrote, and although I do not remember it, I think that was the start of my love of writing. Good for Finnegan!

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  2. A seven year old has his own computer? Okay. And he writes a newspaper. Now this must take a lot of his time. His grown-up neighbors and adults on this blog think he’s “delightful.” I think he’s a lonely kid without friends. I think if he spends this much time on a computer now, he’ll be out-of-shape and overweight soon. I think he’s a child, who should be playing with toy trucks, Legos, and balls. Scary to think what he’ll do on the internet alone at age ten!

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  3. Aisha Buxton

    How brilliant. How sweet. Kudos to his parents who make time for his adventures to come to fruition. Wow!

    Outstanding parents, no doubt. Hmm..maybe in a few years there will be a newspaper from Thane, Ethan and Seth…The 3 Big Bs. Kiss ’em all for me.

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