New York: Frances Foster Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. Claire A. Nivola. First Edition, Third Printing. Cloth and boards. INSCRIBED & doubly SIGNED by the Author on the title page, small 8vo / 12mo (7 1/4" x 5 3/4"), tan eighth cloth with gold lettering on spine over dark green boards, archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) by Claire A. Nivola; illustrated throughout with delicate B&W reproductions of drawings about a very poetic Emily Dickinson loving mouse & ED's Amherst house by Nivola; olive green endpapers; 63,  pages. Very Fine / Fine. Item #6583
Elizabeth Spires (born 1952) is an American poet and university professor of English at Goucher College, MD.
Claire Nivola (born 1947) has written and illustrated many books for children, including Life in the Ocean, which received three starred reviews. She is also the author of Planting the Trees of Kenya, a picture book about Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai.
SIGNED & INSCRIBED charming illustrated book with poetry and lovely connections to Emily Dickinson. Fine overall condition. No previous ownership or remainder marks. A Wonderful Gift for Lovers of Fine Children's Literature and Emily Dickinson's Poetry!