Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World
Publication Date: March 2002
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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The poet Emily Dickinson was unknown and mostly unpublished during her lifetime (1830–86).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.
Jeanette Winter is the author and illustrator of many notable books for children, including My Baby and My Name Is Georgia. She lives in New York City.
"A quick but complex taste of a quick but complex poet . . . This small tribute effectively captures a sense of Dickinson's precise language and wide-open imagination. Great potential as a keepsake and a lovely introduction for younger readers." --Kirkus Reviews