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Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson - (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • Let your children discover the works of poet Emily Dickinson in Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson.
  • 8-12 Years
  • 9.0" x 8.3" Hardcover
  • 48 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Series Name: Poetry for Kids

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About the Book



This beautiful collection is the perfect way to introduce your children to the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Includes excellent illustrations and explanatory text.



Book Synopsis



Let your children discover the works of poet Emily Dickinson in Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson.

As the premier title in the Poetry for Kids series, Emily Dickinson introduces children to the works of poet Emily Dickinson. Poet, professor, and scholar Susan Snively has carefully chosen 35 poems of interest to children and their families. Each poem is beautifully illustrated by Christine Davenier and thoroughly explained by an expert.

The gentle introduction, which is divided into sections by season of the year, includes commentary, definitions of important words, and a foreword.



Review Quotes




"A beautiful introduction to Dickinson for upper elementary poets." - Rachel Zuffa, Racine Public Library, WI, for School Library Journal

"Thick, creamy paper and a clean but vivacious design, combined with Davenier's friendly, thoroughly charming ink and watercolor illustrations make this fine collection of Dickinson's poetry an appealing gift for children or adults." - Karin Snelson, children's YA editor, Shelf Awareness

"I'm already a HUGE Emily Dickinson fan so the poems, to me, are wonderful. But, what sets this book apart are the whimsical illustrations. They bring the poems to life! Especially for children." - Melissa Taylor, Imagination Soup

"It's a solidly good book in a promising new series - and one I was happy to stumble upon this week, as Dickinson is so much balm for one's soul." - Julie Danielson, kirkusreviews.com

"This arresting edition makes for a wonderful introduction to Dickinson's poetry that's sure to captivate all ages." - Kirkus Reviews (starred)



About the Author



Emily Dickinson was an American poet whose writing was heavily influenced by the Metaphysical poets of seventeenth-century England, as well as her reading of the Book of Revelation and her upbringing in a Puritan New England town. In addition to poetry, Dickinson had a passion for baking and botany, and became reclusive later in life. While Dickinson was extremely prolific as a poet and regularly enclosed poems in letters to friends, she was not publicly recognized during her lifetime. The first volume of these works was published in 1890, well after her death in 1886. A full compilation, The Poems of Emily Dickinson, wasn't published until 1955, though previous iterations had been released. Dickinson has since been regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry.

Susan Snively, PhD, is the author of four books of poetry: From This Distance (Alice James, 1981), Voices in the House (Alabama Poetry Series, 1988), The Undertow (University of Central Florida, 1998), and Skeptic Traveler (David Robert Books, 2005). She has taught at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Amherst College and has received fellowships from the NEA and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. For 27 years, she directed the Writing Center at Amherst College and is the Associate Dean of Students. She earned her BA from Smith College and her MA and PhD from Boston University.

Dr. Snively has given readings and lectures at the Salem Athenaeum, Marlboro College, University of Louisville, Wesleyan University, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Monadnock Lyceum Lecture series in Peterborough, NH, and elsewhere. A guide at the Emily Dickinson Museum, Snively wrote and narrated the films "Seeing New Englandly," and "My Business is to Sing," produced by Ernest Urvater, in the series "Angles of a Landscape." She regularly leads discussions on various aspects of Dickinson for the museum's monthly poetry group. Her first novel, The Heart Has Many Doors, about Dickinson's love affair with Judge Otis Phillips Lord, was published in February 2015, by White River Press. She lives in Amherst with her husband, Peter Czap.

Christine Davenier worked as a teacher for three years before illustrating her first book in France in 1988. Since 1999, Christine has also been illustrating books in the United States. Her energetic style and exuberant characters have helped her books garner Parents' Choice and Booksense Top Ten awards. In 2002, The First Thing My Mama Told Me (North-South) was chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. More recently, books in the Very Fairy Princess series (Little, Brown), written by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, have spent several weeks on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly children's bestseller lists. Christine has also illustrated bestsellers by Judith Viorst, Jack Prelutsky, Kimberly Willis Holt, Madeline L'Engle, Peter Yarrow, and Amanda Peet, as well as the Iris and Walter series Miss Lina's Ballerinas series.

Dimensions (Overall): 9.0 Inches (H) x 8.3 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .94 Pounds
Suggested Age: 8-12 Years
Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Poetry
Series Title: Poetry for Kids
Publisher: Moondance Press
Format: Hardcover
Author: Emily Dickinson
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2016
TCIN: 50951399
UPC: 9781633221178
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-9421
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.7 inches length x 8.3 inches width x 9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.94 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Lovely book with watercolor illusteations

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bob - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This is a lovely book of gentle poems for children 12 and under. Difficult words such as alabaster, diadems, and doges are defined at the bottom of some of the pages, making this a book of poetry for kids, as the title says. The watercolor illustrations are dream like. Two pages at the back, titled, What Emily was thinking, explain some of the poems. This book is a treasure.
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