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Emily Dickinson (Illustrated Poets) [Hardcover]

Emily Dickinson
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Dec 1996 0752500511 978-0752500515
Journey into the world of Emily Dickinson where ordinary things and occurrences are filled with magical charm and graceful beauty. Stunning full-colour drawings capture each poems mood, and definitions and commentary invite you to jump into the poetic vision of one of Americas best-loved poets.
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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Parragon Plus (Dec 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752500511
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752500515
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 270,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Nothing short of breathtaking." - Parents Magazine" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 2 Jan 2013
By mgn
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book because I so enjoy Emily Dickinson and wish to introduce my grandchildren aged 5 and 3 to her beautiful poems. I believe this book would be outstanding when purchased for older children. For my grandchildren, I would have preferred more illustrations and ones with more zip and imagination.
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to Emily Dickinson 20 July 2000
By Rob Darrah - Published on Amazon.com
As an adult, I didn't realize how much that I would appreciate this book. I wish that it had been available to me when I was younger. I believe that this book is definitely intended for children between the ages of 9 to 12. I think a child under that age may not understand the full impact of the poetry.
The introduction to this book gave a good synopsis of the life of Emily Dickinson. Also, I liked how some of the poems were mentioned by page number to check out in the book.
Visually, this book was on target. The illustrator was very detailed with the drawings. In one section of the book, Emily Dickinson writes some poems that were riddles. The drawings give you the answer to those riddles.
It was very helpful to find definitions at the bottom of each page for some of the poems that may have had more difficult words. I learned that a frigate was a medium-sized warship with sails and that coursers were graceful, swift horses or runners.
This book supports the ideas of reading and poetry. I will end this review with one of Emily Dickinson's poems, on page 44, to support those ideas:
There is no frigate like a book/ To take us lands away,/ Nor any coursers like a page/ Of prancing poetry/ This traverse may the poorest take/ Without oppress of toll;/ How frugal is the chariot/ That bears a human soul!
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this series 14 Dec 2004
By book family - Published on Amazon.com
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All the Poetry For Young People books are wonderful for all ages, for those who "want" to like poetry but just don't know where to start. Each has a biography of the poet, and the poems are guided by illustrations, background info, and helpful word definitions. So much better than opening a huge book of just words... this is such a gentle, approachable introduction!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Emily Dickinson 4 July 2000
By Jeff Pierce - Published on Amazon.com
In this VOICES IN POETRY title, Berry's biographical sketch of the reclusive 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson is interspersed with some of her poems. Each poem is chosen to illustrate important aspects of her life and character, which are still something of a mystery to this day. Stermer's illustrations effectively complement the tone and subject of both the poems and Berry's own text. For both young people and casual readers, this is a beautiful and useful introduction to Dickinson and her poetry.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By D. Blankenship - Published on Amazon.com
The selection is excellent and of interest you the young reader. The commentary is quite relevant as are the pictures which accompany it. I find that often now, our young people go all the way through the early grades in school and many of them have never heard of Emily Dickinson,much less read her poetry. This was the sort of stuff my generation and the generation before it grew up on and cut our teeth on. I do not feel I am any worse for the wear. I am fearful that we are bringing up an entire generation (rightfully or wrong, although I feel it is the later) of young folks who will have no appreciation to this great art form and will miss a lot. This book helps. This entire series helps, as a matter of fact and I certainly recommend you add this one and the others to your library. Actually, it is rather fun reading these with the young folk and then talking about them. Not only do you get to enjoy the work your self and perhaps bring back some great memories, but you have the opportunity to interact with your child or student. It is actually rather surprising what some of the kids come up with. I read these to my grandchildren and to the kids in my classes at school. For the most part, when I really get to discussing the work with them, they enjoy it. Recommend this one highly.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brandon's thoughts on Emily Dickinson 13 Feb 2006
By Brandon Zitro - Published on Amazon.com
The book "Poetry for Young People Emily Dickinson" edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin and illustrated by Chi Chung is a wonderful book for the beginning poet or any person who likes poetry. It has good background information in the beginning of the book telling a little bit about Emily Dickinson and her life. I also liked the way any hard words in each poem are listed below each poem with their definitions.

There are also good illustrations for everyone of the poems. The pictures were well drawn and positioned through-out the book with each poem.

There were many good poems in the book but I really liked the one. The one poem which I liked very much is "The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee - A clover, any time to him is aristocracy."

I would strongly recommend this book to other children between the ages of 9 and 13 years.

By: Brandon Ortiz

February 12,2006
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