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The Emily Sonnets

The Life of Emily Dickinson

Jane Yolen, Gary Kelley (Illustrator)


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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.

Creative Editions, 9781568462158, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 29, 2012

About the Author

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.