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Emily Dickinson : singular poet
Dommermuth-Costa, Carol.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [1998]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Examines the life, work, and significance of the visionary poet from Amherst, Massachusetts.
Reading Level:
1080 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.8 4.0 26056.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.6 6 Quiz: 15218 Guided reading level: NR.
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PS1541.Z5 D59 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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These informative and inspiring biographies will give young readers a look at the lives of some of the world's most influential people in history. Each over 100 pages, the books are also ideal for reports.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. Illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of photographs, engravings, paintings, and documents, this biography traces the life of Emily Dickinson from childhood to her death. Dommermuth-Costa tells the story in a straightforward manner, commenting on what is known about the poet and what is mysterious and unknown. The book includes concrete details of domestic life in the Dickinson household. Extensive quotations from poems and letters help bring the major figures to life and offer a period flavor as well. A solid addition to biography collections. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-A well-written, easy-to-read overview of Dickinson's life and work, perfect for reports or just a little literary browsing. Organized chronologically, and divided into nine brief chapters, each of which is dramatically illustrated with good-quality photos and reproductions of Dickinson, her home, her friends and relatives, the events of the reclusive poet's almost eventless life are quickly related. The book contains a selection of well-chosen quotes from Dickinson to introduce the flavor of her writing and to help students get past some of the grammatical oddities of the poems. Concluding with a two-page bibliography, a short list of sources, and an index, this slim book provides students with a near-perfect introductory letter to the world's most famous nobody.-Herman Sutter, Saint Pius X High School, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.