Most people envision one our country's finest poets, Emily Dickinson, tucked away in her bedroom, dressed in a spotless white dress while she writes gorgeous lyrical poetry about life, death, nature, and immortality. There was another side to Emily. For sixteen years she owned a huge, slobbery, shedding Newfoundland dog. My picture book Emily and Carlo tells their story.
My thirty minute talk will trace how an idea becomes a book, while sharing the story of Emily Dickinson and her beloved dog, Carlo.
Emily Dickinson ranks as one of America's greatest poets, but she was also a friend—a caring person who loved a very large, hairy canine for sixteen years. She named him, romanticized him, confided in him, drew strength from him, played with him, cared for him, and grieved acutely when she lost him. Emily Dickinson's poetry is sometimes difficult for children to understand—her love for her dog is not.
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