9781888045567: Dancing Fingers
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About This Book Adora and Adrianna Svitak believe that age should not be a limiting factor when it comes to expressing creativity and imagination through writing and music. Since the publication of her first book, Flying Fingers: Master the Tools of Learning Through the Joy of Writing, when she was seven, Adora has been drumming up excitement about reading and writing. She has taught writing workshops to schoolchildren on three continents and made headlines fundraising for educational supplies in Vietnam. Despite these efforts, she still believes that the best way to get kids interested in reading and writing is to provide them with fun stuff to read and show them ideas they can try for themselves. To that end, Adora and Adrianna teamed up to create a collection of poems and poetry writing ideas for the entire class or family. With this book they hope to encourage other kids to explore their own writing potential. In order to share the sources of her inspiration, Adora s poems are divided into six sections. She introduces each section with an essay on one of her favorite sources of poetry inspiration and shares practical and inspirational writing tips. The writing ideas from each section appear in bold. Definitions of more advanced vocabulary words are included at the bottom of each page. A seventh section introduces a more modern style of poetry in the form of Adrianna s poems, which she wrote between the ages of eight and eleven. Adrianna is an award-winning pianist and violinist. She dedicates much of her time to music. Although her devotion to her music means that she has less time for writing than her sister, Adrianna s poems demonstrate that a good sense of rhythm can be useful in the realm of words. Diverse in style and content, Dancing Fingers speaks to readers of all ages. It is intended as a classroom resource, a teaching aid, a source of family entertainment, a conversation piece, and a vehicle for thoughts.

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About Adora Svitak: Adora Svitak was born in 1997 in Springfield, Oregon. She now lives in Redmond, Washington, with her sister, Adrianna, and their parents. Her interests include reading, writing, drawing, mythology, especially Greek, and history particularly the Renaissance and the history of the British monarchy. She is an avid news watcher and is fascinated with global politics and the effect of global warming. She also enjoys playing tag, building forts, experimenting in the culinary arts, and harassing her sister, teacher, and parents. About Adrianna Svitak: Adrianna Svitak was born in 1995 in Eugene, Oregon. Her interests include playing piano and violin (her favorite composers are Beethoven and Prokofiev), reading, drawing, and vegetarian cooking. She is interested in eco-friendly living and loves animals. She tries to raise awareness about animal cruelty through her own habits and hopes to someday work toward minimizing animal suffering on a larger scale. She enjoys spending time with her sister, Adora, hanging out with her friends, watching movies, and listening to her favorite band, the Beatles.

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