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Janet Wong,
 Before It Wriggles Away

Meet The Author


Janet Wong's website
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"The story is a simple one but it’s a great one. The whole writing process of this amazing author is told in words and photographs. Janet Wong tells of writing poetry, how she gets ideas and wandering thoughts that eventually become a story or poem. It’s completely fascinating.

Before It Wriggles Away is written for children in grades 2-5 but I feel that adults, especially those interested in writing, are going to find this and others in the Meet the Author series completely necessary to their library. I certainly do.

What a great project this is! How fascinating and wondrous it is to peek into the lives of these authors and what makes them tick. How inspiring to young children." 

Gina MarySol Ruiz is a freelance writer, poet and book reviewer     Read entire review




Janet Wong,
Genre: poetry

Janet Wong  is the author of more than twenty books for children and young adults, including Before It Wriggles Away. A graduate of Yale Law School, her transition from lawyer to poet has been the subject of a “Remembering Your Spirit” segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show, O Magazine, Fine Living’s “Radical Sabbatical,” and CNN. Janet has served two terms on the NCTE Commission on Literature, and served two terms on the NCTE Excellence in Poetry Award Committee. 

Before it Wriggles Away
Teacher's Guide

Read the transcript of the online discussion with Janet Wong.

See her website for her books.

Product Information
Grades 2-5
hardcover  32 pages,

Paperback $8.00
ISBN 978-1-57274-863-7
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Paperback Six Pack $38.40
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Declaration of Interdependence

Meet the Author Collection consists of autobiographies written by award-winning authors that share their lives and creative process with children.
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Educational benefits
* ideal for both library collections
   and classroom use
* Authors relate to children as peers
* Books contain essential primary
   source material for author studies
   Authors describe and model the
   Writing process.


Author At Work
UNIQUE and INSPIRING Author Memoirs for Upper Elementary and Middle School Students in Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Grades.
Author At Work Collection

Other Children's Books

* Books for Young Learners K-2
   leveled books
* School Journals -
collections that
   include a variety of genres at several
   grade levels

* The News I and II 3-5 -
Non fiction
   texts on science, social studies,
   technology, nutrition and health topics

Professional Books On Writing
and Other Topics
Conversations with a Poet

Assessing Teaching and Writing
* The Kindergarten Book
* I learn To Read and Write The Way I
   learn to Talk
* Writing Instruction K-6

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