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Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World (edition 2002)

by Jeannette Winter

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Title:Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World
Authors:Jeannette Winter
Info:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2002), Edition: 1st, Hardcover
Collections:children's books, Your library
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Tags:children's, poetry, biography, history, local subject, emily dickinson, picture book

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Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World is a collection of Dickinson's poems. This book is to help others to not forget who Emily Dickinson was. These poems were beautiful and meaningful. Dickinson wanted her readers to learn about the world, and how we can make this world an amazing place. I would use this book in an English class during the poetry section because of how these poems were written and who they were written by. ( )
  Swelker | Sep 2, 2013 |
Emily Dickinson’s Letters to the World was written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter in 2002. This is a picture book for older readers. The story starts as though Emily’s sister is the author; for example, “My sister Emily was buried today.” It goes on to tell you how she found Emily’s poems and what she wore. Once she finds the poem, the author finishes the story with twenty-one poems written by Emily. This book is very colorful and not one inch is left without a color. It is also very busy, so you are more interested in the illustrations than in the words. The illustrations match the words beautifully. For example, “A spider sewed at night…” had an illustration of a spider making a web in a windowsill. The sky was dark and there were stars in the background. Emily Dickinson is a wonderful poet, and I am very thankful that this book was written for her, for many of her works went unpublished. I took one star off because I was disappointed that I did not know where the new poem started. After I read the sleeve of the book, it stated that there were twenty-one poems. I went back through and counted the pages, and realized each page was a different poem. ( )
  C.Mathers | Oct 31, 2012 |
Emily Dickinson was an unknown poet during her lifetime. After she died, her sister had discovered 1,775 different poems that she had written. In this book, Winter picked out twenty-one of Dickinson's poems and surrounded it with her illustrations. ( )
  JTNguyen | Mar 6, 2012 |
Before Emily died no one know what she was writing all the time and why she loved to read the dictionary. After her death her sister found what she had been writing and it was some of her feelings she wrote into poetry. ( )
  emleonard | Feb 27, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374321477, Hardcover)

A captivating introduction to Emily Dickinson

The poet Emily Dickinson was unknown and mostly unpublished during her lifetime (1830–86). When she died, her sister, Lavinia, discovered the 1,775 poems Emily Dickinson left behind – her “letters to the world.” Jeanette Winter tells the story of the discovery of these poems and has selected twenty-one that speak most directly to children, surrounding them with vibrant paintings.

With a specifically designed typeface inspired by Emily Dickinson’s handwriting, this small book, which is about the size of some of the paper on which Emily wrote, is a gem.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:20:36 -0400)

A brief description of the life of Emily Dickinson and a selection of her poems.

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