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Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson, Francis Schoonmaker Bolin

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Summary- A delightful nature theme ties this collection of poems together. The pictures go perfectly with each poem. Two poems that stood out to me were "The Pedigree of Honey" and "The Moon was but a Chin of Gold."
Personal Reaction: This is a great advanced poetry book for kids, perhaps around nine years old. There is a great introduction in the beginning of the book telling the reader a little background information on Emily Dickinson and her life. Also, I really liked that in each poem, any difficult words are written at the bottom of the page, along with their definitions. This is a great book for any young readers that are up for challenging themselves a bit.
Classroom Extension-Have kids pick out their favorite poem from this book and do their own illustration. What does this poem mean to you and how do you relate?
  sarah_desrosier | Nov 12, 2014 |
Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickenson has 36 poems in it. It provides a biography in the beginning and I liked that it also provided definitions to some words that may be difficult for some. The illustrations were beautiful and added to the poetry. It sometimes made it easier to understand the poems. I would be a little cautious of what some of the poems might mean but i would recommend this book to 3rd grade and up. ( )
  aloupe | Apr 22, 2014 |
Fantastic selections. Unlike other books in this series, there are few introductions to each poem. For many, the pictures are sufficient introduction. For others, I wished for a few explanatory words, which are extremely helpful for newcomers to poetry (the intended audience of the series). The artwork is watercolor; adequate but not creative or in any way spectacular. Overall, this isn't one of my favorites in the series, but it is still a nice volume and a good first selection of Dickinson's poetry.
  mebrock | Apr 1, 2014 |
Summary: This is a compilation of poems by Emily Dickinson for "young people." It is obvious that they are old because they are difficult to relate to. The illustrations that went along with the book were very beautiful.

Personal Reflection: I really did not like this book and I'm not exactly that I would want to use it in a classroom. It may actually make the students think that poetry is boring and a thing of the past instead of something fun and cool.

Classroom Extension:
1. This might make a great introduction into a poetry section.
2. This book could be used when learning about historical authors such as Dickinson.

  TaylorSchettler | Nov 19, 2013 |
Emily Dickinson is a delight to read. Her poems feel light and airy and with grace and beauty she paints little pictures with her words. ( )
  1derlys | Jun 7, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 043917872X, Paperback)

Journey into the world of Emily Dickinson where ordinary things and occurrences are filled with magical charm and graceful beauty.

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This is a collection of poems by Emily Dickinson, who used words to paint vivid pictures.

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