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A Pocket of Time

The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth Bishop

by Rita Wilson, illustrated by Emma FitzGerald

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Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) grew up to become a famous poet, but before that she was a little girl who lived with her Gammie and Pa in Great Village, Nova Scotia. It was there that Bishop learned to walk, to read, to write, to sing hymns, and to catch bumblebees in foxglove flowers. It was there she first went to school and, when she was five, where her mother left and never returned.

Lovingly rendered, this visual and lyrical feast tells the story of Bishop’s childhood days, inspired by Bishop’s own poetry and prose and her time in Great Village, paired with eclectic collage-style artwork from illustrator Emma FitzGerald (EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street). A love letter to words, A Pocket of Time is a lesson for young readers in finding the poetry in everything.

About the Authors
Rita Wilson is a writer, poet, teacher, mother, grandmother, and gardener who lives on the banks of the Caribou River in Nova Scotia. She's been published in: Saltscapes, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Cumberland Review; and received the Atlantic Poetry Prize. She first discovered Elizabeth Bishop at Bishop's grandparent's home in Great Village, and immediately imagined that house as the perfect framework to introduce Bishop and her words to children and parents.
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EMMA FITZGERALD was born in Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in Southern Africa, and did most of her growing up in Vancouver, BC. She received a BFA in Visual Art at the University of British Columbia, spending her third year at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, where she honed her drawing skills. She then completed her undergraduate and masters degrees in Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Emma's first book, the bestselling Hand Drawn Halifax, garnered attention in her chosen home city, winning the Atlantic Independent Booksellers' Choice award and the Coast's Best of Halifax award for Best Book in 2016. She lives in Halifax.
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