Dizzy in Your Eyes by Pat Mora
Poems about Love

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Beloved children's book author and speaker Pat Mora has written an original collection of poems, each with a different teen narrator sharing unique thoughts, moments, sadness, or heart’s desire: the girl who loves swimming, plunging into the water that creates her own world; the guy who leaves flowers on the windshield of the girl he likes. Each of the teens in these 50 original poems, written using a variety of poetic forms, will be recognizable to the reader as the universal emotions, ideas, impressions, and beliefs float across the pages in these gracefully told verses.

Also included are the author’s footnotes on the various types of poetic forms used throughout to help demystify poetry and showcase its accessibility, which makes this a perfect classroom tool for teachers as well as an inspiration to readers who may wish to try their own hand at writing.


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About Pat Mora

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Award-winning PAT MORA's books include Tomás and the Library Lady and Doña Flor. She is an Honorary Member of the ALA, the highest honor the association bestows on non-librarian members. Husband and wife team STEVE JOHNSON and LOU FANCHER have illustrated The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull, My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, and New York's Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne, among others.
























Author Residence: Santa Fe, NM
























Author Hometown: El Paso, TX Husband and wife team STEVE JOHNSON and LOU FANCHER have illustrated The Boy on Fairfield Street by Kathleen Krull, My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, and New York's Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne, among others.Illustrator Residence: Moraga, CA
 
Published December 22, 2009 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 165 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Mora explores the first love between a girl and a boy, the filial love between a daughter and her father, the fraternal love between sisters, the love of family, friends and teachers, picturing each variation as a strong force that strikes, blesses, empowers and beautifies the lives of the ones t...

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There are all types of poems in this book, and at the bottom of the page it tells you what type of poem it is, and how you could write a poem like that.

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