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A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first publication of Emily Dickinson's extraordinary poetry, selected especially for children by Karen Ackerman. Tasha Tudor's vivid watercolors match the delicacy of the moment and capture the special connection between nature and humanity that Dickinson so brilliantly captured in her words.
Hardcover, 63 pages
Published September 27th 1990 by Philomel
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Emily Farnschlader
This book is full of poems that are divided into the four seasons. There are only one or two stanzas on each page so it is easy to read. Each page has an illustration that shows what the poem was referring too.
This book would be really good to read aloud to elementary school students. These poems would be a fun addition to a unit about seasons with young children. The students could list the different things about the season that they heard in the poem. These poems could also be used to intro
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Jessica
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
LOVE this book. My mom read it to me when I was about 7 and that's when I found out that I love poetry. The pictures are beautiful and it's a great selection of poems and excerpts of poems for a younger audience. Emily Dickinson will always be my favorite.
Michelle
Nov 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is gorgeous--a feast for the eyes and the spirit. Dickinson's poetry paired with Tudor's lovely illustrations makes for a book that I want to return to over and over. This is one I would like to own!
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Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book:) Classic poetry and outstanding illustrations!
Robin
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Emily Dickinson's poetry and Tasha Tudor's art...a real gem!
Bree
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids-poetry
Notes:
poetry is abridged
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Emily Dickinson was an American poet who, despite the fact that less than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime, is widely considered one of the most original and influential poets of the 19th century.

Dickinson was born to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Aca
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