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The Lady of Shalott (Visions in Poetry)

Lord Tennyson, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Alfred, Geneviève Côté (Illustrator)


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The Lady of Shalott is the third book in Visions in Poetry, an award-winning series of classic poems illustrated by outstanding contemporary artists in stunning hardcover editions. Tennyson's beautiful and enigmatic poem of unrequited love, set in Arthurian England, has enthralled artists for well over a century. With her luminous illustrations, Geneviève Côté weaves a refreshingly modern interpretation of this beloved poem --- one that will enchant readers of all ages.

Praise For The Lady of Shalott (Visions in Poetry)

Though the poem traditionally takes us on a woman's tragic journey toward death, the artist sees it as a happy journey toward independence.—Washington Post

Fans will be born of both Tennyson and Cote.—School Library Journal

Cote's quiet line-and-watercolor and pastel artwork opens up the story, preserving the romance and mystery.—Booklist

[L]impid and lovely.—The Globe and Mail

A classic poem, in an unconventional but sensitive and suitable setting.—Kirkus Reviews

Kids Can Press, 9781554534579, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

About the Author

Geneviève Côté is a Montreal artist whose illustrations have graced the pages of publications such as the New York Times and the Boston Globe. Her books have received three nominations for the Governor General's Award for Illustration, one of which went on to win, and she has also won the Elisabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award.