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Yolen, Jane.
New York : Philomel Books, 2009
IL K-3, RL 4.0
ISBN 0399240055
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Emily Dickinson was a poet who lived a long time ago.  She lived alone and didn't go out much.  But she loved her nephews who lived next door and spent lots of time with them.  One day Emily gives her nephew a dead bee and a poem to give to his teacher.  The class doesn't understand the poem and a bully beats up Gil on the playground.  And now Emily wants to hear the story.  Can Gil find the words to tell the story without hurting Emily?
SUBJECTS:     Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Fiction.
                        Poets -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.
                        Amherst (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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