Prime Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson –

Let your children discover the works of poet Emily Dickinson in Poetry for Kids Emily DickinsonAs the premier title in the Poetry for Kids series, Emily Dickinson introduces children to the works of poet Emily Dickinson Poet, professor, and scholar Susan Snively has carefully chosenpoems of interest to children and their families Each poem is beautifully illustrated by Christine Davenier and thoroughly explained by an expert The gentle introduction, which is divided into sections by season of the year, includes commentary, definitions of important words, and a forewordp style text align justify Susan Snively, PhDspan, is the author of four books of poetry spanFrom This Distancespan Alice James,, spanVoices in the Housespan Alabama Poetry Series,, spanThe Undertowspan University of Central Florida,, and spanSkeptic Travelerspan David Robert Books,She has taught at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Amherst College and has received fellowships from the NEA and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation Foryears, she directed the Writing Center at Amherst College and is the Associate Dean of Students She earned her BA from Smith College and her MA and PhD from Boston University span p style text align justify Christine Davenierspanworked as a teacher for three years before illustrating her first book in France inSince , Christine has also been illustrating books in the United States Her energetic style and exuberant characters have helped her books garner Parents Choice and Booksense Top Ten awards In , spanThe First Thing My Mama Told Mespan North South was chosen as a spanNew York TimesspanBest Illustrated Book More recently, books in the spanVery Fairy Princessspanseries Little, Brown , written by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, have spent several weeks on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly children s bestseller lists Christine has also illustrated bestsellers by Judith Viorst, Jack Prelutsky, Kimberly Willis Holt, Madeline L Engle, Peter Yarrow, and Amanda Peet, as well as the Iris and Walter series Miss Lina s Ballerinas series span