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Emily Writes characters Ö 104 ´ Jane Yolen's Emily Writes is an imagined and evocative picture book account of Emily Dickinson’s childhood poetic beginnings featuring illustrations by Christine DavenierAs a young girl Emily Dickinson loved to scribble curlicues and circles imagine new rhymes and connect with the natural world around her The sounds sAnd circles imagine new rhymes and connect with the natural world around her The sounds sights and smells of home swirled through her mind and Emily began to explore writing and rhyming her thoughts and impressions She thinks about. Uh What My daughter fell asleep and I'm a bit surprised I finished it I can't place my finger on it But it's like there was no beginning or end and the middle was full of jumbly language Bleh

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The real and the unreal Perhaps poems are the in betweenThis thoughtful spotlight on Emily’s early experimentations with poetry offers a uniue window into one of the world’s most famous and influential poetsChristy Ottaviano Boo. Beautiful ink illustrations that capture the playful and imaginative uality of a young Emily Dickinson complement a thoughtful exploration of what the future poet's life might have been like as a child With a distant distracted father and an often ailing mother Emily learned to amuse herself by scrawling letters on scraps of discarded paper In various scenes she shares her writings with her father her mother and Mrs Mack the cook I adore how author Jane Yolen has included words that fans of the poet will recognize frog bog hope for instance in these early jottings and how Emily is shown wandering outdoors soaking in nature while pondering deep thoughts but also returning to the kitchen to savor some sweet treat An Author's Note provides background on Emily and the back matter includes excerpts from some of her poems and a reference list for those who want to learn I'd pair this excellent picture book with Jennifer Berne's On Wings of Wonder The Extraordinary Life of Emily Dickinson While it's impossible to know for sure what gave rise to this poet's writings Jane Yolen has done an admirable job here of immersing readers into the world of the young poet

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Emily WritesJane Yolen's Emily Writes is an imagined and evocative picture book account of Emily Dickinson’s childhood poetic beginnings featuring illustrations by Christine DavenierAs a young girl Emily Dickinson loved to scribble curlicues. I absolutely loved this I am no scholar of Emily Dickinson and I'm not even sure I would go so far to say I am a fan though I have certainly appreciated some of her poems So I really cannot speak to the accuracy here However I felt it was absolutely wonderful in capturing the spirit of what Dickinson may have been like as a young girl especially her connection to nature as well as deftly and beautifully conveying what it feels like to discover a love of language and expressing oneself through words The Author's Note is wonderful providing further information about Dickinson and the back matter also includes a few of her poems some excerpts and a Bibliography