The Emily Sonnets: The Life of Emily Dickinson
by Jane Yolenillustrated by Gary Kelley
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 notesspotlight Emily Dickinson’s schooling, seclusion, and the slant rhymes for which she became famous, while Gary Kelley’s captivating artwork portrays thepoet’s 19th-century Massachusetts world, including her family, faith, and fears.
HCInterest level: Age 11 and upPage count: 40Trim size: 8" x 11-1/4"Color illustrations
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
Gary Kelley’s artwork has appeared in numerous illustrated books, in suchperiodicals as
The New Yorker
, and can be seen in Barnes& Noble’s bookstore murals.
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