Lea (Eleta) Sucsy grew up with music as part of her life and when she accompanied her future husband to a practice of his contra dance band, she knew she wanted to be in the band. Fortunately, ten years of childhood piano lessons helped her play contra dance piano. Today, some years and several instruments later, she still plays for contra dances. She enjoys dancing and does American and English clogging. She has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Emory University and a master's degree in wildlife management from the University of Maine. She belongs to the Florida Writers Association, the Writers Alliance of Gainesville and SCBWI, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and lives, teaches, and writes in Gainesville, Florida.
Magic In Music: A Journey Through Music and Dance in Poetry and Proseby Lea Sucsy, Janet Jones (Illustrator)
The poems and story vignettes that make up Magic In Music take the reader on a journey of exploration into music and dance. They examine the roots of music in American folk and popular culture focusing on the musical traditions of European and African Americans, and seek to help the reader discover the meaning and power of music. The chapters in Magic In Music consider the traditions that make up American music and dance, music in nature, and selected musicians and dancers from Master Juba to Pete Seeger.
The pen and ink illustrations by Janet Jones complement the written pieces and range from depicting whimsical creatures to true-to-life drawings. Music and dance have the ability to inspire, heal, and create community, and certainly these are magical qualities. The poems reflect on the nature of music in the world around us and in our lives. The writings and illustrations encourage participation in music. You too can sing, dance, play, and feel the magic.
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