Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson

Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson


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See the beauty and magic of the everyday world through the eyes of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s best-loved and most renowned poets. Flowers, birds, sunrises, sunsets, the moon, and even her own existence take on surprising meanings and colorful illustrations accompany more than thirty-five of her best-loved poems. An ideal way to introduce young readers to the marvels of prose, the Poetry for Young People series opens up the world of wonderful word images by pairing classic verses with beautiful illustrations, and by providing helpful definitions and commentary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402754739
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Series: Poetry for Young People Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 104,426
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 18 Years

About the Author

Frances Schoonmaker is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She has taught and lectured in China, Japan, Mexico, England, and India, and served as the head of the teacher education initiative for the Teachers College/UNICEF Afghanistan Project.

Chi Chung’s illustrations have been published in numerous children’s books, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1992), The Treasure Hunt (1992), The Hottest Day of the Year (1988), and Sam Learns to Cook (1988). Chi Chung lives in New York City.

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Poetry for Young People - Emily Dickinson 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
KatieKirk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This is a collection of some of Emily Dickinson's poetry that can be enjoyed by children. Many of the poems in the collection are nature related. There are also some cute riddles in this book too. I like that the book has a short biography at the beginning too!Personal Reaction:This book is wonderful! I feel that this collection of Emily Dickinson poetry really has a peaceful sense about it. I really enjoyed it and I think that it's a great book to use to spark children's interest in poetry. I also enjoyed this simple illustration in this book.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. Like I said in my personal reaction, I think this book has a peaceful feel to it. Because of this, I think it would be good to use to help children calm down when transitioning from recess to classwork.2. This book has some cute short riddles. I think it would be fun to have children write their own short riddles after reading this book aloud.
ke141703 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This is a collection of Emily Dickinsons best poetry. In the story she has a section of poems that describe something and you have to guress what she is talking about.Personal Response: This was a fun book to read. Even though poetry is not my thing I really did enjoy the stories in this book.Classroom Extension Ideas: You could read them a story and have them try to guess what she is describing. Also you could have the students pick their favorites and draw a picture about it.
kdhayes06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary- At the beginning of this book there is a short introduction about Emily Dickinson, her life, habits and style of poetry. This book contains 36 poems some of which are riddles. On some pages there are definitions of words that young people may not be familiar with. Each poem is vivid with descriptions and imagination. Sunsets are not merely sunsets but a woman sweeping the sky with colored brooms. Personal-This a prime example of Emily Dickinson¿s abilities with words. It is a short collection that is sure to wet appetites to learn more about her and her work. There are wonderful poems about the seasons and all that you find within your surroundings. I can¿t help but smile when reading a letter from a fly to a bee.Classroom Extensions-Literature: Excellent examples of iambic poetry to draw examples from when introducing the material.Poetry/Thinking Skills: Use a couple of the riddles found in this collection with a young class and see if they can guess what it is describing.Art/Poetry: Once again with the younger classes you can read one of the shorter more descriptive poems and then have the students draw a picture of what they imagined.
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At 5 yrs old my daughter loved listening to these poems, at 6 she started reading them, and at 7 she knew some of them by heart. She's 8 now, and still loves this book. It is also beautifully illustrated.
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Book Review Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson For Kids In the book Emily Dickinson Poetry for Young People, Emily Dickinson writes a number of soothing and tribal poems all at the same time. I thought the book was interesting but not necessarily for kids. I think that a child reading her poems would get very confused. I also think that when long ago she was writing the poems she was not focusing on children reading them. I don¿t think Emily thought anyone would read her poems and that¿s why she wrote them in her room when no one was around. I even think some adults would not understand her true meaning of the poems. Although something I did like about this book was that at the bottom they would show definitions for some of the confusing words. Also, on poems where she was describing something, they would put that thing in parentheses upside down at the bottom of the page. An interesting thing about Emily Dickinson is that she does not title her poems. So whenever her poems are listed for people to read, they are listed by their first line though if I w as Emily I would just like to let them be. In one poem, Emily writes about death. To figure this out you would have to really pay attention when reading her poem. She writes about dieing unexpectedly and not being able to say goodbye. I often think about the same thing. I try not to think about it but just like Emily it is hard and I understand her pain. In another poem Emily writes a letter to March (the month). She talks about how she has been waiting for him and he left her all alone. She talks tohim as if he was an honored guest and she tells him to put his feet up as she gets a beverage. Later in the poem she hears April knocking at the door and locks it. She does not want April to come. I¿m guessing that March was Emily¿s favorite month and probably thought it went really fast. In one of her poems, which is my favorite, she describes the moon. She talks about her amber lips and the way she owns the universe as she looks down upon everything. I think it¿s a really beautiful poem and the kind of poetry I am interested in. It was really soothing and touching. So if you ever have the time, just try this book. Try it. Try any of her books! I guarantee you will be touched by her humor and stories.