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Random House, Inc.
From Michael Bedard and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Barbara Cooney comes a story about American poet Emily Dickinson and the young girl who befriends her.

What if your neighbor were the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson? And what if one day she sent a letter inviting your mother to pay her a visit? A little girl who lives across the street from the mysterious Emily gets a chance to meet the poet when her mother goes to play the piano for her. There, the girl sneaks a gift up to Emily, who listens from the landing, and in return, Emily gives the girl a precious gift of her own—the gift of poetry.
“This fictionalized encounter . . . is, like a Dickinson sonnet, a quiet gem: unassuming upon first glance, it is in fact deeply lustrous, with new facets becoming apparent the longer one looks..”—Publishers Weekly

“In this imaginative and unusual picture book . . . the language of the text is lyrical . . . The illustrations convey a sense of place and time long ago, from drawing rooms to clothing. This is a picture book to read aloud and share…[Readers] will find that Bedard's charming story demystifies the person and offers some understanding of her odd behavior.”—School Library Journal

"Two time Caldecott award winning illustrator Barbara Cooney's richly detailed oil paintings enhance the moving story of Dickinson's extraordinary private life.”—Children’s Literature

Baker & Taylor
When her mother is invited to play the piano at the yellow house where the reclusive woman lives, the young girl decides she wants to see the secret woman for herself and so sneaks up the stairs where she comes face-to-face with its very private resident, poet Emily Dickinson. Reprint.

& Taylor

When a mother and child pay a visit to their reclusive neighbor Emily, who stays in her house writing poems, there is an exchange of special gifts.

Publisher: New York : Dragonfly Books, [1992]
New York, N.Y. : Doubleday Book for Young Readers, 1992
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780440417408
Branch Call Number: E BEDAR
Characteristics: 38 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cooney, Barbara 1917-2000


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Jan 10, 2014

very good story


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