April 9, 2014

Childrens Book Review: Miss Emily by Burleigh Mutén, illustrated by Matt Phelan

Discover the mischievous and affectionate side of a revered poet in this adventure about Emily Dickinson, four young friends, and a traveling circus.
When an invitation to join Miss Emily in the garden appears, Mattie, Ned, Sally, and Mac know they’re in for some fun because Miss Emily — Emily Dickinson to the rest of us — always has a surprise in store for her young friends. And today’s may be the biggest adventure yet. In Burleigh Mutén’s suspenseful story, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Matt Phelan, Mac, the youngest member of the group, tells what happens when a reclusive poet and her band of pretend Gypsies wait for the midnight circus train to arrive.
This book gives insight to the character Emily dickenson. Its based on a real adventure. It is the story of Emily and her friends going on a night time adventure to the circus train. The story is told in a verse format but is easy to understand. The book is aimed at children aged 7-10 but can be easily read by anyone. This would be a great book for beginners readers. The pencil drawings are quit cute and very destinguishable. They are well drawn. I would highly recommend this book to any child. This would make a great easter book adventure.
reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Lora
Thank you to Rachel Johnstone at Candlewick Press for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program in exchange for a honest review!

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