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Adora Infinitum

by | 28th, September 2006

GET ready for Adora – you’ll just adore her.

The Mirror profiles Adora the mind explora, the “WORLD’S CLEVEREST KID”.

Excuse our rhymes, but we’ve been learning to read with Adora.

Adora’s achievements are summed up in headline form. Here goes: “Adora Svitak likes French philosophy, reads three novels a day, has written 400 short stories and champions feminism and world peace. She is 8.”

She’s got a website. On it, she describes herself as “writer, poet and humanitarian”. The young American has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America and Montel Williams’s radio show.

She’s written a book. It’s called Flying Fingers, a collection of short stories. And wishing to share her knowledge with other children, and adults, the book also features advice on how others can be writers just like her. Adora – we adore yer.

Of course, other children may be too busy playing with their friends, using their fast fingers to turn skipping ropes and pick their noses to read Adora’s guide to being like Adora.

But no matter. Armani and Brad can always read Adora’s next book. As she says: “I’m writing a political satire about him [George Bush] at the moment, actually. It’s called Yang in Disguise.”

But home-educated Adora is not all about books. That would make her appear dull and odd. Adora is on a mission: “If I had my way I’d end all wars and poverty.” Not that you can always get your own way.

Wasn’t it Plato who said: “You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters”?

Adora would know if it was. Her dad, John, read her Plato before she was old enough to read herself.

As Adora may have heard: “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

And just as soon as Adora has written How To Play With Other Children And Be Popular, we’ll get it for yer…

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