Emily and Carlo

By FIGLEY, Marty Rhodes

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ISBN
978-1-58089-274-2 978-1-60734-075-1
Publisher
Charlesbridge


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2012  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 1–5—The titular duo is Emily Dickinson and her dog, a present from her father to keep her company when her siblings leave home. Figley uses Dickinson's connection to her large, hairy Newfoundland both to re-envision the renowned recluse as a person with a long, loving relationship and to make her seemingly austere life more accessible to younger readers. Her partially imagined narrative recounts the poet's 16-year friendship with her pet, from their rambles around the woods and meadows of Amherst to their separation during Emily's trips for medical treatment and their final parting when Carlo dies of ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Figley provides a fictional glimpse into a lesser-known part of Emily Dickinson's life. Stock's watercolors capture the sloppy enthusiasm ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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