Emily Dickinson, who famously wrote "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul," is brought to life in this moving story.
In a small New England town lives Emily Dickinson, a girl in love with small things — a flower petal, a bird, a ray of light, a word. In those small things, her brilliant imagination can see the wide world... and in her words, she takes wing. From celebrated children's author Jennifer Berne comes a lyrical and lovely account of the life of Emily Dickinson: her courage, her faith, and her gift to the world.
With Dickinson's own inimitable poetry woven throughout, this lyrical biography is not just a tale of prodigious talent, but also of the power we have to transform ourselves and to reach one another when we speak from the soul. It's an inspiring and kid-accessible biography of one of the world's most famous poets.
"[Berne] paints a picture of a curious child who, as she grows, finds her own way to make sense of a world holding both trouble and joy. “Everywhere she looked,/ she was told to obey without asking,/ to believe".... Stadtlander’s modern folkloric gouache and watercolor illustrations seamlessly merge realism and fantasy, capturing fine details such as floral-sprigged fabrics and rendering whimsical scenes like a miniature Emily astride a grasshopper in a sunset sky." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||5 - 9|
|Publication Date||Feb 18, 2020|