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My Letter to the World and Other Poems

by Emily Dickinson, illustrated by Kyo Maclear

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published: Sep 2008
ISBN:9781554533398
publisher: Kids Can Press
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Visions in Poetry is an innovative and award-winning series of classic poems reinterpreted for today's readers by outstanding contemporary artists in distinctively beautiful editions.

This is My Letter to the World and Other Poems by Emily Dickinson is brilliantly illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. The artist's interpretation displays a rich understanding of Dickinson's poetry, which is known for its economy, unexpected imagery and hauntingly personal point of view.

Arsenault has created a subtle meditation on Dickinson's life and its intersection with her verse. In the dream-like illustrations, the poet --- sometimes serene, often sad and always enigmatic --- is an omnipresent figure in her ghostly white dress. Dickinson's “letters,” the words she left to the world, have found their ideal visual complement.

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Kyo Maclear

Isabelle Arsenault is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Award for Illustration and has been shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award; her work has garnered her several more honors besides. She is the illustrator of Virginia Wolf; Jane, the Fox and Me; Cloth Lullaby; and Just Because, among many other books. Isabelle is also the author-illustrator of the A Mile End Kids Story series. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 14
Grade:
5 to 9
Awards
  • Winner, Children's Choices, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Award, children's illustration, Canada Council for the Arts

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My Letter to the World and Other Poems (Visions in Poetry)

Isabelle Arsenault has created a subtle meditation on Emily Dickinson’s life and its intersection with her verse. In the dream-like illustrations, the poet — sometimes serene, often sad and always enigmatic — is an omnipresent figure in her ghostly white dress. Includes biographies of Dickinson and Arsenault.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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