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Lady of Shalott, The

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, illustrated by Genevieve Cote

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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
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

Geneviève Côté has illustrated a number of children’s books, including The Lady of Shalott, by Tennyson, La petite rapporteuse de mots, by Danielle Simard, and her own Me and You, What Elephant? and With You, Always, Little Monday.  Her editorial art has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, l’Actualité and other such publications. She has won several honors, including the Elisabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award in 2005 and the General Governor’s Award for Illustration in 2007. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.  Visit her at www.genevievecoteillustration.com.
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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

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


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


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


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


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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