Eight-Year-Old Poet Releases Debut Anthology

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'Isabelle’s Muse' showcases young poet's insights, perceptions on art, life.

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Young author Isabelle Scott showcases her exceptional literary prowess in "Isabelle’s Muse," (published by Xlibris) a compilation of her brilliant poetry work, from the third through seventh grades, offering all readers of any age, a look into the genius of a young mind who expresses her gifts through verse.

Scott grew up with books. From a very young age, she has been exposed to the infinite possibilities of words. Inspired by the ubiquitous experiences of life, she weaves poetry with grace, extracting meaning from both reality and imagination and transposing them into a self-fulfilling art of expression. Through her multi-themed verse, readers will find poetry that grounds on emotions, speculation; topics both current and enduring. The poems are written from the first and third persona to 'permit the indulgence of self-interpretation with familiar or vicarious experiences,' says Scott.

Below is an excerpt from one of her featured poems entitled "My Story:"

I am living all there is to live
By being as much of myself as I can
By loving, liking, learning
By fate, by observing
By wishing and hoping and dreaming
Why shouldn’t I?
I am me
(And, if I’m lucky, I always will be)

Replete with illustrations put together by the young author herself, "Isabelle’s Muse" splendidly captures the innocence of youth, the sincere passion for truth and the perceptive thoughts of a wise generation.

“Isabelle’s Muse - Poems of a Grade School Scholar”
By Isabelle Scott
Hardcover | 6x9in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781499077803
Softcover | 6x9in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781499077810
E-Book | 134 pages | ISBN 9781499078619
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Isabelle Scott is an eight-year-old poet from Scottingham Estate. She is a two-time Walt Whitman Young Poets Award winner. She is also a regional spelling bee champion representing Long Island, New York. Scott is a Presidential Inaugural Scholar and an invited participant to the 2013 United States Presidential Inauguration and Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C. She is an all-honors student who studied French, Spanish and Latin. She is also active in the student government and the National Junior Art Honor Society. Scott enjoys reading as a favorite activity. She especially loves poetry because it allows the free-flowing expression of her own ideas. "Isabelle's Muse" is her first book. Scott is currently working on a treatise of short stories.

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