Search Results: "Emily Dickinson"


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MY LETTER TO THE WORLD by Emily Dickinson
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Teen Dickinson fans will enjoy this volume, but it is unlikely to make her poetry truly accessible to novices. (Poetry. 12 & up)"
This slender volume offers seven of Dickinson's haunting, ethereal and sometimes morbid poems, accompanied by Arsenault's appropriately delicate, intriguing mixed-media illustrations. Read full book review >

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EMILY DICKINSON by Emily Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"This arresting edition makes for a wonderful introduction to Dickinson's poetry that's sure to captivate all ages. (introduction, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Poetry. 8-12)"
An illustrated Dickinson primer for young and old. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Rich visuals and an unusual mystery make this short novel an intriguing read."
The rare murder among neighboring tribes forces a young Native American man to quickly grow up as he hunts his father's killer in Dickinson's novel. Read full book review >

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ANGEL ISLE by Peter Dickinson
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Dickinson's return to that world will delight and satisfy his fans and introduce others to an enchanting reading experience. (Fantasy. YA)"
Centuries have passed since the Printz Honor Award-winning The Ropemaker (2001): Mountain horsemen have attacked The Valley and two adults and a teenager set out, searching for a magician to renew life-saving enchantments on their home. Read full book review >

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THE FATAL CHILD by John Dickinson
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"By no means an easy read, it is immensely rewarding, for older teens or adults with the courage to make the journey. (Fantasy. YA)"
The culmination of a superlative fantasy trilogy offers a heartbreaking vision of violence, failure, betrayal, sacrifice and redemption. Read full book review >

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INSIDE GRANDAD by Peter Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"With a conclusion that's satisfyingly magical without being pat, a touching story of love and determination. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Are selkies the cause or the cure for Gavin's grandfather's stroke? Read full book review >

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THE ROPEMAKER by Peter Dickinson
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"For fantasy fans, a spellbinder. (Fiction. YA)"
Dickinson's new work is a quest fantasy, but not in the heroic mold. Read full book review >

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A BONE FROM A DRY SEA by Peter Dickinson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"An engrossing portrayal of a gifted early hominid, less contrived, more convincing than—and a fascinating contrast to- -the ape with a transplanted human brain in Dickinson's Eva (1989). (Fiction. 11+)"
Dickinson (AK, etc.) returns to his native Africa for an imaginative look at humanity's dawn, postulating a male-dominated tribe of ape-like hominids who depend on the sea for food, have no tools, and communicate with calls that are not yet language. Read full book review >

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AK by Peter Dickinson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Still, Dickinson deals intelligently with vital issues, devises potent symbols with his usual skill, and offers much to discuss in a vivid and compelling setting. (Fiction. 12+)"
Two thoughtful books hinging on the ironic contrasts between rumor, garbled press coverage, and reality have received recent awards: Avi's Nothing But the Truth (1991, Newbery Honor) is a satirical look at muddy thinking and inarticulate communication in small-town America; AK (Whitbread Award, 1990) dramatizes the tragic consequences of misinformation in an invented but realistically drawn African nation (Dickinson was born in what is now Zambia). Read full book review >

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SHADOW OF A HERO by Peter Dickinson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Thought-provoking and expertly told. (Fiction. 12+)"
Letta is an ordinary English schoolgirl until 1989, when her life is transformed by the resurgence of ethnic identification after the fall of communism. Read full book review >