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.
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.