Publisher description for Emily Dickinson's letters to the world / story and pictures by Jeanette Winter.


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Counter A captivating introduction to Emily Dickinson

The poet Emily Dickinson was unknown and mostly unpublished during her lifetime (1830–86). When she died, her sister, Lavinia, discovered the 1,775 poems Emily Dickinson left behind – her “letters to the world.” Jeanette Winter tells the story of the discovery of these poems and has selected twenty-one that speak most directly to children, surrounding them with vibrant paintings.

With a specifically designed typeface inspired by Emily Dickinson’s handwriting, this small book, which is about the size of some of the paper on which Emily wrote, is a gem.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 Juvenile literature, Poets, American 19th century Biography Juvenile literature, Children's poetry, American, Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886, Poets, American, Women Biography, American poetry