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Bulger's Beat: 5-year-old Nashville author pens first book

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Madden Chemsak, 5, author of 'The Loneliest Airplane' Madden Chemsak, 5, author of 'The Loneliest Airplane'

One Nashville author hasn't yet learned how to ride a bicycle but has already written a book. Madden Chemsak, 5, comes from a family of authors, and his literary creation is now on the shelf at his school's library.

Madden's father and grandfather have both written books, so when Madden started talking about flamingos and airplanes, his family had him write it all down.

The Bellevue kindergartner put them into a book he named The Loneliest Airplane, which can be found in the library at Harpeth Valley Elementary School.

"A baby pink flamingo flies over and sees the loneliest airplane she ever saw," Madden reads from his book.

No one rides the plane until a friendly flamingo helps fix it up.

The story is both sad and happy, the author said.

"It's kind of a combination of both," Madden said. "At the end, it's happy, because every story has a happy ending."

The story's concept was Madden's idea, and mom and dad helped it all come together. The idea to write a book inspired by the photo of his grandpa, also an author, on the back of his book.

"But it wasn't until that minute he saw the picture on the book and it clicked. He said, 'I want to do that! If he can do it, I can do it,'" said mother Lacey Chemsak.

Who knows if Madden has another book idea floating in his 5-year-old brain. For now, he'll just focus on graduating from kindergarten.

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