The Emily Sonnets: The Life of Emily Dickinson

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Creative Company, Aug 29, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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She was quiet and fiercely private. She was bold and fiercely creative. And it wasn't until after her death that the world came to know her genius. In The Emily Sonnets, Jane Yolen's beautiful sonnets and insightful biographical notes spotlight Emily Dickinson's schooling, seclusion, and the slant rhymes for which she became famous, while Gary Kelley's captivating artwork portrays the poet's 19th-century Massachusetts world, including her family, faith, and fears.

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User Review  - Kathryn_Sommer - LibraryThing

The author really does the best possible job of putting together the mature poems of Dickinson and making them interpretable for young advanced readers. Beautiful Illuustrated and designed. 15 sonnets ... Read full review

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User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

Lovely! Yolen's sonnets created interesting imagery as I came to know a little bit about the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson. Gary Kelley's paintings are beautiful complements to the text. I ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Jane Yolen, "the Hans Christian Andersen of America," has written a range of fiction and nonfiction books for readers of all ages, with a list of publications that includes the Caldecott Medal-winning Owl Moon.

Gary Kelley's artwork has appeared in numerous illustrated books, in such periodicals as The New Yorker and Rolling Stone, and can be seen in Barnes & Noble's bookstore murals.

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