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My Letter to the World and Other Poems

by Emily Dickinson, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

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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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Isabelle Arsenault is an internationally renowned children’s book illustrator whose work has won many awards. Her books include Alpha, Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear, Cloth Lullaby by Amy Novesky, Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E. Pendziwol and Migrant by Maxine Trottier.

Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault first collaborated on the graphic novel Jane, the Fox and Me, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustration (French) and the Joe Shuster Awards for Best Writer and Best Artist. It was also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book.

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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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