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Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson (Poetry for Young People)

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“Bolin’s four-page introduction describes and explains Emily Dickinson’s odd lifestyle and creative productivity...prettily colored watercolors.”—School Library Journal



“Footnotes glossing antiquated diction are well-handled.”—Washington Post
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Paperback, 48 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Sterling (first published December 31st 1994)
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Karen GoatKeeper
Dec 13, 2014 Karen GoatKeeper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Emily Dickinson wrote hundreds of poems over her lifetime. They show up tucked into anthologies or books for adults with page after page to read.
This book of poetry is so nice to sit down with. The poems reflect nature and farm life. The illustrations are lovely. The book is large and beautifully arranged.
Being for children, some of the words are defined as they are old words unfamiliar to many people today.
I found this a wonderful introduction to Dickinson's poetry. All of the poems were a deli
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Jessica LeBaron
Apr 29, 2015 Jessica LeBaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, young-adult

Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson
Frances Schoonmaker Bolin

This book is a collection of poetry written by the poet Emily Dickinson. It includes a total of thirty-six poems, an introduction, a bibliography, and an index. I found the introduction to be very useful and insightful because it discussed Emily Dickinson's life. In this way, this made me feel like I was more connected to her poetry, and I felt that I could understand the poetry more than I would if I had not read the introduction.
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Abby Ophus
Dec 30, 2015 Abby Ophus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, poetry
A collection of some of Emily's greatest poems. The illustrations are pretty and help you understand the poem- my two year old likes to sit and listen to me read them and look at the pictures.
Mkflynn
Oct 25, 2014 Mkflynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This collection of Emily Dickinson poems is a wonderful resource of poetry for young readers in elementary school. There are certain poems, like the rhymes on pages 21 through 29, which either the whole poem or parts of the poem could be read to readers who are below the recommended level, and used as an introduction to more complex poetry and as a text to predict (predict in terms of figuring out what is being described versus predicting future events). Emily Dickinson's subjects are relatively ...more
Linda Lipko
Feb 02, 2016 Linda Lipko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I very much enjoy this series which features the poetry of well-known poetic writers. This book, in particular focuses on Emily Dickinson. By far my favorite poet, and therefore, I was drawn to this book when I found it on the shelf of the library.

The beginning of the book focuses on her life, her reclusiveness and her life-long calling to work with words.

Painfully shy, with a vivid imagination, she wrote of emotions which many wonder how such a shy, inward-focused woman could write in such a k
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Sarah Hannon
Feb 23, 2015 Sarah Hannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Reaction - I really liked this poetry by Emily Dickinson. I really loved the variety of style of poems. Some rhyme in lines two and four, some rhyme in lines one and four, some do not rhyme at all. I like how the poems really relate to nature such as in the poem, "Pink, small, and punctual." There is also a dictionary so-to-speak at the end of poems containing words the reader may not know.

Purposes -
Curriculum:
-Poetry unit for more developed readers maybe towards the end of Elementary
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Jolene Aho
“Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson” is a collection of 36 poems by Emily Dickinson. The book includes simple illustrations with the poems. To help make the poetry more accessible for children, definitions of unfamiliar words are included under poems. A biography of Emily Dickinson appears at the beginning of the book.

The poems in this book are written in iambic meter. They have a set structure with four lines in a stanza, a set number of syllables in each line, and rhyming words.

The grad
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Mona Bomgaars
Aug 18, 2012 Mona Bomgaars rated it it was amazing
A birthday gift for my grandniece, Ava, who will be 8 years old and demonstrates some poetry writing skills. This is a lovely book with a selection of Emily Dickinson poems
Brittany Harper
This book is a collection of 36 poems written by the amazing poet, Emily Dickinson. This is a fantastic way to introduce younger people to poetry. The illustrations are whimsical and inviting and will give readers a little something special to look at. The introduction explains Dickinson's strange lifestyle. The topics of the poems are hope, death and poetry but they are not well organized. Each page includes a helpful footnote that includes definitions from the poems. I think I would read this ...more
Remington Ivey
Nov 04, 2015 Remington Ivey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poetry for Young People by Emily Dickinson is a wonderful collection of 36 poems and each poem is beautifully illustrated. It is a fantastic way to introduce young people to classic poetry. The poems are short and interesting. They're filled with rich language, but definitions are offered at the bottom of the page for more challenging words to make the material accessible. This book could be used to teach simple structures such as rhymes or more complex literary devices. She shows us how simple ...more
Laura Metts
Mar 29, 2014 Laura Metts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
The Poetry for Young People are great for all ages. I believe that this book of poems is a great start for those who are just beginning to read and like poetry. The poems are not long, they are short but very interesting. They have great illustrations that the poems are guided by. The pictures were excellent and they will help children understand the poems.

"The bee is not afraid of me"

The bee is not afraid of me.
I know the butterfly.
The pretty people in the Woods
Receive me cordially-

The Brooks l
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mmslibrary
The Emily Dickinson edition of this series opens with a biography that is well-researched, clearly written, and lengthy enough to give the reader a complete picture of the poet’s life. The book contains over 35 of Dickinson’s most popular poems, each with a lovely illustration by Chi Chung coordinating with the poem’s theme or imagery. One the best aspects of this book are the occasional definitions for some difficult vocabulary at the bottom of the poems. I highly recommend this book or another ...more
Jennifer Weiss
I think exposing students to classic poets at a young age is very important. It gives students different ideas of poetry, especially since it is a hard concept to learn and grasp. One of my personal favorite poets is Emily Dickinson. Usually her poems are dark and gloomy and have a theme of death, however, since this is a children's book, it was censored by making the illustrations have more of a positive tone to them. The pages were mostly white, with a picture that was next to the poem which c ...more
Stephanie
Excellent introduction to Emily Dickinson for children. The poems chosen were for the most part very accessible for the kids and easy to understand and flesh out together, although there were a few that left me scratching my head and moving on because I had no idea what to make of them. The pictures were excellent and helped the kids to at least have a starting point of understanding the poem. The book includes most of my favorites, including 'Hope is a thing with feathers,' 'I never saw a moor, ...more
Samina
Mar 29, 2015 Samina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
This book is a collection of poems by Emily Dickinson. Included in this book are beautiful pictures for each poem and each page. The interesting thing about this book is the contradiction on her feelings and the pictures in the book. Emily Dickinson's poems are very sad and the pictures in this book are very happy and cheery. The collection of poems were very well picked out. They are less complex for students but complex enough for students to analyze and find meaning from.
Jasmine
Sep 27, 2012 Jasmine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I vaguely remember reading this book as a child but reading it now I am very fond of it. Emily Dickinson is a lovely poet. In the beginning of the book I noticed a particular rhythm that would naturally occur as I read the poems but as the book continues she mixed them up a bit more. There is a nice variation between long poems and short ones which makes it that much more enjoyable because you do not get bored with the monotony of the same length poems. The illustrations that are accompanying th ...more
Kim
Apr 27, 2015 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
Emily Dickinson's poem for young people seem rather sophisticated at first. But each poem includes the meaning of the tougher words at the bottom of the page. Dickinson's poems are an excellent first venture into the more mature world of poetry for young children. The combination of small and full page illustrations accompanying the poems provide a visual for the words.
Christine
I enjoyed lessons on Dickinson in high school and have been meaning to read more of her poems for a very long time. When I heard about this introductory series to poetry, I was interested to see which of her poems were selected as a starting point for a younger audience. As a book-lover, I was very happy to see one of my favorite poems included, "There is no frigate like a book." There are many other books featuring other renowned poets in this series if you are looking for a something more lite ...more
Roxy
Poetry for Young People by Emily Dickinson is a wonderful collection of 36 poems and each poem is beautifully illustrated. It is a fantastic way to introduce young people to classic poetry. The poems are short and interesting. They're filled with rich language, but definitions are offered at the bottom of the page for more challenging words to make the material accessible. Furthermore, the bibliography at the beginning gives deeper insight to the poems and allows readers to connect and see thing ...more
Jack
May 07, 2016 Jack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hs-nf
The illustration are a great complement for this young people's collection of Emily Dickinson's poem. A great book to gift to a child. A book that they might keep until they have children.
Age Range: 8 and up
Grade Level: 3 and up
Series: Poetry For Young People
Katrina
Jun 28, 2016 Katrina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, poetry, 0-paper
This is a pretty book and just what I was looking for--except for the text! Almost all of the poems are taken from older versions in which Dickinson's distinctive punctuation was standardized and even some of the words changed. Disappointing.
Abby Harrison
I'm nobody, who are you?
Are you nobody too?

Though Emily Dickinson was a great poet, it's very difficult to find many of her works that are uplifting and cheerful. Most of the ones I have read are about death, solitude and guilt. That is what's so great about this collection--whether it be a whimsical riddle or an ode to nature, each is beautiful and uplifting.

I loved this book. Each poem has become special to me in my years of reading and rereading this book. Every time I hear the words "There i
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Raenie Brown
This book is great for kids just getting into poetry. It has a great introduction of the poet, and gives the reader some perspective on where this poetry may be coming from. I also liked that there were definitions on the bottom of the pages when there were words that are probably new vocabulary for the reader, especially since Emily Dickinson is from a different time. Another thing that is great are the visuals for each poem, they sort of explain the poem a little bit more. My favorite poem was ...more
Leah Koch
This book provides a great introduction to a famous author's poetry in a manner that is reading-level appropriate. The main reason I chose this book was because I want to introduce a classic author to my classroom.
Amelie
Apr 10, 2014 Amelie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My favorite Emily Dickinson's poem- Hope is the thing with feathers
My favorite Emily Dickinson's riddle- snow
Emily Dickinson is not my favorite poet, but I still like her simple, but beautiful poems.
She is an excellent poet and I never saw these beautiful poems before.
She is just awesome.
Emily
Mar 04, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just introduced my daughter to Emily Dickinson's poetry--something my grandmother shared when I was little. It was amazing to see her response to the beauty and clarity of Dickinson's spare language.
Cherry
Oct 16, 2012 Cherry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emily Dickinson was another one of my favorite poet. Although, her poems were gloomy and usually about death, it was quite different in this book. Background is white and illustrated with simply a little picture along with the short poem. Some of them might be difficult for students to understand at first but there are definitions on the bottom and pictures to connect them. I think introducing classic poets like Emily Dickinson would be great. The classroom may want to make their own poem in the ...more
Gracie
She doesnt have any titles which i wish there was, sometimes she doesnt make sense, but some i quite like though.
Laura
Oct 31, 2015 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
This book is a collection of Emily Dickinson poems. The poems are a little bit old fashioned but I think this book is a good book to introduce children to the classic Dickinson poems or to poetry in general.
Amanda
Apr 08, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for introducing pre-teens or teenagers to Emily Dickinson's poetry. I grabbed it from the library because I sometimes have difficulty understand poetry, and thought it would be a good primer, but it was a little bit too kid-focused with the definitions of words under the poems and accompanying illustrations. The selection of poems is great, though. My only complaint is that the book contains a collection of Dickinson's riddles but you can't even bother guessing at the answer ...more
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