Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost

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"In an attractive large-size volume...25 poems to introduce Robert Frost to young people. The selections are arranged by the seasons, and Sorensen's handsome watercolor illustrations capture the feel of the New England landscape without in any way trying to provide literal images for the poetry. There's an excellent biographical essay, and at the bottom of each page, Schmidt provides a brief note on some of the possible ways to read the lines....These nature poems show that poetry holds feelings and ideas that everyone can understand."--Booklist. ...
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Overview

"In an attractive large-size volume...25 poems to introduce Robert Frost to young people. The selections are arranged by the seasons, and Sorensen's handsome watercolor illustrations capture the feel of the New England landscape without in any way trying to provide literal images for the poetry. There's an excellent biographical essay, and at the bottom of each page, Schmidt provides a brief note on some of the possible ways to read the lines....These nature poems show that poetry holds feelings and ideas that everyone can understand."--Booklist. "...superb; the poems introduced in a tone that is informative but not pedantic."--PW. "...satisfies in every way."--SLJ. "Include[s] both well-known favorites and those less often read or quoted. 'Mending Wall,' 'Birches,' 'The Road Not Taken' are essential Frost and all are here."--Quill & Quire. ". . . thoughtfully compiled and brilliantly illustrated."--Buzz Weekly. 48 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.

A collection of poems about the four seasons by one of best-known American poets.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nicola Turner
Robert Frost is one of America's most famous poets whose muse was the natural world around him. Yet young readers today might question his relevance to their busy modern lives. The series, "Poetry for Young People," hopes to capture the interest and imagination of this generation by making both poet and poetry come alive. Each of the 25 poems in this thoughtful collection is accompanied by stunning illustrations and short but insightful commentary. The key to the success of the collection is the engaging biography of Robert Frost preceding the poems. Frost grew up poor, working in his grandfather's mill as a bobbin boy and later as a cobbler. In order to feed his family, he farmed for 10 years and wrote poetry late at night when all the work was done. Success came slowly for Frost; he was 38 years old when his work was finally accepted for publication. This vision of the poet as an ordinary human being, struggling with the mundane trials of everyday life while creating some of the world's most treasured poems, is an inspiration for any generation. Reviewer: Nicola Turner
School Library Journal
Gr 3 Up-Frost satisfies in every way; Dickinson does not. Bolin's four-page introduction describes and explains Emily Dickinson's odd life style and creative productivity. This is followed by 36 poems loosely arranged by the topics of hope, death, and poetry. This organization, however, is not readily apparent; nor is the reasoning behind defining some words (gale, bog, shanties, etc.) and not others (dimity, helmsman, countenance). An index of first lines and little else will help readers searching for poems by subject. The prettily colored watercolors are flat and stylized, and seem better suited to nursery rhymes than Dickinson's insightful and witty glimpses of an entire universe in a blade of grass or of ``paradise'' gathered by ``narrow hands.'' Frost contains a three-page overview of the poet's life, 29 poems selected and arranged around the seasons of the year, brief and apt commentaries on each, and a useful index of titles and subject matter. The realistic watercolor illustrations capture the delicate beauty of a New England spring and the glory of fall while still suggesting the around-the-corner chill of winter, a disquiet echoing throughout much of Frost's poetry.-Meg Stackpole, Rye Free Reading Room, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402754753
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Poetry for Young People Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 236,501
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Highly recommended! You'll want to check it out!!

    Helping to introduce Robert Frost to young people are the colorful illustrations which draw the reader in. The explanatory material will bring greater understanding and appreciation of one of America's very special poets. This volume is a splendid way to introduce Frost to the younger generation and can be enjoyed by all ages.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    Poetry for Young People

    A beautifully illlustrated book, some of the poems are not Frost's best known. Most of the poems are not typical of Frost's work. The selections make the book better suited to an intermediate grade or middle school aged student than to a young child of pre-school or primary grades. As a paperback it is not sturdy enough for young children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

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    Excellent for a 6th Grader's English Project

    Bought it for my 6th grader. Excellent book - even offers author's reflection on each poem, so its easier for children to understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

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    A GOOD POETRY READ

    Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost is a fantasy filled yet sophisticated book. Frost's poems are filled with many adventures. Some are weird, but in a good way. My favorite poem of his is called "Ghost House". It is my favorite poem because it uses many adjectives and it draws you toward the main idea which is a ghost might live in this old house. This book was a great introduction to poetry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2008

    Poetry For Young People

    This book is excellent for children.In fact, I have it in m school library. It contains many poems that kids can use for many things, including projects and such.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2006

    My favorite poem

    My favorite poem is 'Ghost House'. I like the way Robert Frost describes it. My favorite paragraph would be:'The whippoorwill is coming to shout And hush and cluck and flutter about: I hear him begin far enough away Full many a time to say his say Before he arrives to say it out.

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