Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson

Overview

Now beautifully redesigned, this Poetry for Young People collection brings us into the world of Emily Dickinson, where even the most ordinary things can turn magical. In addition to a brief biography of Dickinson, more than 35 much-loved poems include “I'm nobody, who are you?” and “I started early, took my dog." Superb, yet always child-friendly, images make this a volume not to be missed.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (20) from $4.95   
  • New (15) from $4.95   
  • Used (5) from $5.47   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Now beautifully redesigned, this Poetry for Young People collection brings us into the world of Emily Dickinson, where even the most ordinary things can turn magical. In addition to a brief biography of Dickinson, more than 35 much-loved poems include “I'm nobody, who are you?” and “I started early, took my dog." Superb, yet always child-friendly, images make this a volume not to be missed.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Bolin's four-page introduction describes and explains Emily Dickinson's odd lifestyle and creative productivity . . . prettily colored watercolors.” —School Library Journal
 “Footnotes glossing antiquated diction are well-handled.” —Washington Post
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454913467
  • Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/5/2014
  • Series: Poetry For Young People
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 294,343
  • Age range: 8 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Frances Schoonmaker Bolin is Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Preservice Program in Childhood Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Along with Emily Dickinson, she edited Carl Sandburg in our Poetry for Young People series. Bolin lives in New York City.
 
Chi Chung's illustrations have been published in numerous children's books, including Lucky New Year! by Mary Man-Kong (Golden Books). She lives in New York City.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2010

    Perfect as the first introduction to poetry, and beyond

    At 5 yrs old my daughter loved listening to these poems, at 6 she started reading them, and at 7 she knew some of them by heart. She's 8 now, and still loves this book. It is also beautifully illustrated.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2004

    Emily Dickinson Review

    Book Review Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson For Kids In the book Emily Dickinson Poetry for Young People, Emily Dickinson writes a number of soothing and tribal poems all at the same time. I thought the book was interesting but not necessarily for kids. I think that a child reading her poems would get very confused. I also think that when long ago she was writing the poems she was not focusing on children reading them. I don¿t think Emily thought anyone would read her poems and that¿s why she wrote them in her room when no one was around. I even think some adults would not understand her true meaning of the poems. Although something I did like about this book was that at the bottom they would show definitions for some of the confusing words. Also, on poems where she was describing something, they would put that thing in parentheses upside down at the bottom of the page. An interesting thing about Emily Dickinson is that she does not title her poems. So whenever her poems are listed for people to read, they are listed by their first line though if I w as Emily I would just like to let them be. In one poem, Emily writes about death. To figure this out you would have to really pay attention when reading her poem. She writes about dieing unexpectedly and not being able to say goodbye. I often think about the same thing. I try not to think about it but just like Emily it is hard and I understand her pain. In another poem Emily writes a letter to March (the month). She talks about how she has been waiting for him and he left her all alone. She talks tohim as if he was an honored guest and she tells him to put his feet up as she gets a beverage. Later in the poem she hears April knocking at the door and locks it. She does not want April to come. I¿m guessing that March was Emily¿s favorite month and probably thought it went really fast. In one of her poems, which is my favorite, she describes the moon. She talks about her amber lips and the way she owns the universe as she looks down upon everything. I think it¿s a really beautiful poem and the kind of poetry I am interested in. It was really soothing and touching. So if you ever have the time, just try this book. Try it. Try any of her books! I guarantee you will be touched by her humor and stories.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)