Hope is the Thing with Feathers


A visually stunning retelling of one of the world’s most famous poems, made accessible to children for the first time.


ISBN: 9781915569196 Category:

Emily Dickinson


A beautiful retelling of one of the world’s favourite poems, perfect for the youngest readers.

Follow one brave little bird as it flies around the world, giving hope to people everywhere through its beautiful tune. Even a terrible storm can’t dampen this little bird – like hope, it continues unabashed, never asking anything from the people who take comfort from it.

This stunning book, illustrated by best-selling artist Tim Hopgood, celebrates Emily Dickinson’s original poem and makes it accessible for pre-schoolers.

– A hopeful, uplifting read that shows better times are always around the corner
– Champions poetry for young readers, who will love following the bird’s journey from spread to spread
– Features a beautiful imitation cloth cover with silver foil
– Perfect for readers aged 4 and up
– Includes the full text of the poem at the end and a biography section about Emily Dickinson

Additional information

Weight 397 g
Dimensions 21.7 x 27.6 cm
Publisher name Magic Cat Publishing
Publication date 1 March 2024
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Tim Hopgood
Dimensions 21.7 x 27.6 cm
Weight 397 g


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Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) was an American poet known for her simple works about love, death, and nature. Living in seclusion for most of her life, she wrote over 1,000 poems, but only 11 were published during her lifetime. Today she is considered one of the most famous and beloved poets of all-time.

Tim Hopgood is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. His first book, Our Big Blue Sofa, was published by Macmillan in 2006 and won the Cambridgeshire Read it Again! award for best debut picture book. In 2008 he won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging Illustrator, with the hugely successful WOW! Said the Owl. Recently he has combined his love of music with his love of drawing to produce a series of picture books based on classic songs - eg 'What a Wonderful World' and 'Singing in the Rain' which received a starred Kirkus review and was named a Publishers' Association Best Book of 2017.