Annotations for My Uncle Emily


Baker & Taylor
In 1881 Amherst, Massachusetts, six-year-old Gilbert finds it both challenging and wonderful to spend time with his aunt, the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson, who lives next door.

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Baker & Taylor
Known to him as Uncle Emily, a six-year-old boy is fascinated with his creative aunt, Emily Dickinson, and moved by the wonderful things she writes, including one special poem about truth that inspires him to have the courage to correct an important mistake.

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Penguin Putnam
This six-year-old has an uncle like no other! His uncle wears long white dresses and never smokes cigars. Gilbert?s uncle is none other than Emily Dickinson . . . Uncle Emily he calls her. And how he loves her. He knows that she writes poems about everything, even dead bees.

But it?s a poem about truth that, after a fracas in school, he remembers best. ?Tell all the Truth,? the poem begins. And, in finally admitting what went on that day, he learns something firsthand about her poetry, something about her, and a good deal about the importance of telling the truth, no matter how difficult it might be.



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