An inspiring and kid-accessible biography of one of the world's most famous poets.
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.
* Fantastic educational opportunity to share Emily Dickinson's story and poetry with young readers
* An inspirational real-life story that will appeal to children and adults alike.
* Jennifer Berne is the author of critically acclaimed children's biographies of Albert Einstein and Jacques Cousteau.
who enjoyed Emily Writes: Emily Dickinson and her Poetic Beginnings,
Emily and Carlo, and Uncle Emily will love On Wings of Words.
* Books for kids ages 6-9
* Poetry for children
* Biographies for children
Jennifer Berne, PhD, has been a writing teacher and an educator of writing teachers for 20 years. She began her career as a community college writing instructor, working with struggling readers and writers. Dr. Berne is currently Assistant Professor and Chair of Reading and Language at National-Louis University in Wheeling, Illinois. In addition to teachingMore about Jennifer Berne
Becca Stadtlander is a rising star in the world of children's illustration. After studying at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has illustrated for The New York Times, Chronicle Books and Penguin. Becca is currently working on her first picture book. She lives near Providence, Rhode Island.More about Becca Stadtlander