In a yellow house surrounded by a tall hedge in Amherst, Massachusetts lives a woman who hasn't left its grounds in nearly twenty years. People call her the Myth. But the young girl who lives across the street knows more about this secretive woman. One day the girl's mother goes to play the piano at the yellow house, and the girl goes along. When no one is looking, she slips upstairs and sees the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson. Their unexpected meeting results in an exchange of very special gifts. This a true story, enchantingly illustrated, of the timid poet who built up a small world behind that high hedge.