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Lady of Shalott, The

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, illustrated by Genevieve Cote

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published: Sep 2009
ISBN:9781554534579
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

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.

About the Authors

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Genevieve Cote

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Contributor Notes

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.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 14
Grade:
5 to 9
Awards
  • Winner, Books for the Teen Age List, New York Public Library
  • Winner, Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, International Board on Books for Young People
Editorial Reviews

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


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


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


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

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The Lady of Shalott (Visions in Poetry)

Tennyson’s beautiful and enigmatic poem of unrequited love is the third book in a unique series featuring classic poems. Côté’s delicate mixed media illustrations enchant.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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