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The Mouse of Amherst

A Tale of Young Readers

by Elizabeth Spires; Claire A. Nivola (Photographer)


A mouse's-eye-view of Emily Dickinson When a mouse named Emmaline takes up residence behind the wainscoting of Emily Dickinson's bedroom, she wonders what it is that keeps Emily scribbling at her writing table throughout the day and into the night. Emmaline sneaks a look, and finds that it's poetry! Inspired, Emmaline writes her own first poem and secretly deposits it on Emily's desk. Emily answers with another poem, and a lively exchange begins. In this charming and fanciful introduction to Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Spires demonstrates the power of poetry to express our deepest feelings, while Claire A. Nivola's delicate pencil drawings capture the intricacies of life in Emily's world. Included are eight of Dickinson's most loved poems, with seven corresponding poems by Emmaline that are sure to bring out the poet in any child.

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Book Information

Copyright year 1999
ISBN-13 9780374350833
ISBN-10 0374350833
Class Copyright
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Subject Fiction;Juvenile Fiction
File Size 12 MB
Number of Pages 64
Shelf No. KK581
Grade Range 3-7
Ages 8-12
Lexile 900L