Back cover for the book Dancing Fingers by Adrianna and Adora Svitak.
Blackbeard the Pirate! Wild wolves! Doom's bloodhounds!
Who said poetry was for the meek and mild? Blithering nonsense! Adora and Adrianna Svitak are here to prove that poetry is not the sole domain of geezers or dignified intellectual types—in fact, they believe that kids can write poetry too. In case you're skeptical, they'd like to offer these poems, which they wrote when they were between the ages of seven and eleven, for your inspection. Their topics range from the contemplative (friendship, loneliness, and starry skies) to the rowdy (piracy, explosive sneezes, and fireworks).
By now you may be saying, well that's all very fine for these uppity girls, but what about me? If you're a kid with a taste for adventure, this is the book for you. You can jump into the action by reading Adora’s practical tips for the up-and-coming underage poet; each selection of poems features the ten-year-old author’s tips on finding inspiration in the strangest of places.