Saturday, December 22, 2007

Inspiration for Young Writers: Rachel Carson

23 Dec 2007

Dear Flying Fish Friends,

Do you know Rachel Carson? She is a famous educator, scientist and writer. Rachel actually started writing at a tender young age. By ten, she had her first work published in a children magazine dedicated to young writers.

Here's a picture of her taken from her famous book, The Sea Around Us. It was first published in 1951. My own copy (below) is an adaptation for young readers.

From the names of her radio program and her books (listed below), you can tell she loved the sea very much.

Radio program:
Romance Under the Waters (1936)

Under the Sea-Wind (1941)
The Sea Around Us (1951)
The Edge of the Sea (1956)
Silent Spring (1962)

Find out more about Rachel here:
Rachel Carson: A Conservation Legacy

Be inspired! Flying Fish Friends! You can write too!

And don't forget to explore outdoors.
Always remember this: It is very important to learn 'with' Nature and not just 'about' Nature.

If you want to find out more about the animals you have seen on the beaches or the seas around Singapore, you may want to visit these websites with your parents:

1) Animal Diversity Web
2) Enchanted Learning

In the meantime, keep writing and keep smiling! : )

Uncle Joe

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