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Author: Michael Bedard

Illustrator: Barbara Cooney


*Signed bookplate

[COONEY, Barbara]. Emily. By Michael Bedard. Pictures by Barbara Cooney. [NY]: Doubleday [1992]. Oblong 8vo, [40]pp. Beige quarter-cloth stamped in black with aquamarine boards pictorially blind-stamped. Light orange endpapers; 14 full-page color illustrations and numerous smaller color illustrations. Upper right corner very slightly bumped, spine ends a tad rubbed, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (slight crease near folds). With a bookplate signed by two-time Caldecott Medalist, Barbara Cooney, laid-in.

First edition. What if your neighbor were the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson? And what if one day she sent a letter inviting your mother to pay her a visit? A little girl who lives across the street from the mysterious Emily gets a chance to meet the poet when her mother goes to play the piano for her. There, the girl sneaks a gift up to Emily, who listens from the landing, and in return, Emily gives the girl a precious gift of her own – the gift of poetry.