The Lady of Shalott

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Geneviève Côté

The Lady of Shalott is the third book in Visions in Poetry, an award-winning series of classic poems illustrated by outstanding contemporary artists in stunning hardcover editions.

Tennyson's beautiful and enigmatic poem of unrequited love, set in Arthurian England, has enthralled artists for well over a century. With her luminous illustrations, Geneviève Côté weaves a refreshingly modern interpretation of this beloved poem --- one that will enchant readers of all ages.

978-1-55453-457-9 | Sep 1, 2009
List Price: USD $9.95, CAD $9.95
4-color 5 1/2 x 9 1/4 48 pages
Grades: 5 To 9 / Ages: 10 to 14

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Awards & Reviews

“Though the poem traditionally takes us on a woman's tragic journey toward death, the artist sees it as a happy journey toward independence.”
— Washington Post, December 2005
“Fans will be born of both Tennyson and Cote.”
— School Library Journal, December 2005
“Cote's quiet line-and-watercolor and pastel artwork opens up the story, preserving the romance and mystery.”
— Booklist, October 2005
“[L]impid and lovely.”
— The Globe and Mail, September 2005
“A classic poem, in an unconventional but sensitive and suitable setting.”
— Kirkus Reviews, September 2005
2006 - Books for the Teen Age List, New York Public Library, Winner
2005 - Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, International Board on Books for Young People, Winner

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