Another Day as Emily

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Another Day as Emily

By Eileen Spinelli; Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780449809877, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 13, 2014

Description
"Taut, fast-paced, economical, devoid of sham, Spinelli's book echoes Dickinson's own deceptive simplicity."--"The New York Times Book Review"
Eleven-year-old Suzy just can't win. Her brother is a local hero for calling 911 after seeing their elderly neighbor collapse, and only her best friend was able to win a role in the play they both auditioned for. Feeling cast aside from all angles, Suzy sees a kindred spirit in Emily Dickinson, the subject of her summer project. Suzy decides to escape from her disappointments by emulating the poet's life of solitude: no visitors or phone calls (only letters delivered through her window), no friends (except her goldfish, Ottilie), and no outings (except church, but only if she can wear her long white Emily dress).
But being a recluse is harder than Suzy predicted. Will she find a way to fold Emily into her life while also remaining true to herself?


About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is a poet and picture book author with a talent for lovable stories that tug at the heart. She is the author of more than forty books for children, including Heat Wave, When You Are Happy, I Know It s Autumn, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons, Sophie s Masterpiece, and Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Ms. Spinelli lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Joanne Lew-Vriethoff is an illustrator and graphic designer born in Malaysia and grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1995. Right after, she worked as a character and concept illustrator for clients pitching television shows. She later spend a few years in New York working as an Art Director and designer before she moved to Amsterdam. For the last 15 years, her passion for illustration has given her the opportunity to illustrate picture books such as Peace Baby and Punctuation Station to Middle grade-novels such as Summerhouse Times and Dancing Pancake. Besides illustrating books, she also illustrates funky websites and product branding for toy companies. Below are some of her most recent projects, Family Grandstand and Family Sabbatical both written by Carol Ryrie Brink (Two Lions), Another Day as Emily by Eileen Spinelli (Random House), Reindeer Dust by Kate Dwyer (Reindeer Dust Inc), Joey Daring Caring and Curious: How a Mischief Maker Uncovers Unconditional Lov by Marcella Marino Craver (Magination Press), Beneath the Bunk by Laurel Snyder (Pearson Digital Studio), Peace, Baby! by Linda Ashman (Chronicle Books LLC), Do You Know Dewey?: Exploring the Dewey Decimal System by Brian P. Cleary (Lerner Publishing Group), The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli (Yearling), The Punctuation Station by Brian P. Cleary (Lerner Publishing Group), Summerhouse Time by Eileen Spinelli (Yearling) and I'm Big by Milton Schafer (Dial).