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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, Schmi "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.


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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, Schmi "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.

30 review for Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost

  1. 4 out of 5

    Colby S.

    I thought Poetry for Young People was an alright book, although the poems didn't really interest me. I liked how the book was about seasons, and nature, but overall I think the poems weren't really that good. I really liked the pictures that were in the book, I feel like the pictures go really well with what the poems are saying/trying to say. I think this book was okay but the poems weren't that interesting.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rain Misoa

    Robert Frost, one of my most favorite poets of all time, wrote many wonderful, moving, inspirational poems I have ever stumbled upon. Reading them again, after not being exposed to them since I was a child, was a great nostalgia trip for me. I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book. So many great poems! Not to mention the famous one "The Road Not Taken." If you ever took an English class, chances are you came across this poem and it is so amazing! Of course there are other Robert Frost, one of my most favorite poets of all time, wrote many wonderful, moving, inspirational poems I have ever stumbled upon. Reading them again, after not being exposed to them since I was a child, was a great nostalgia trip for me. I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book. So many great poems! Not to mention the famous one "The Road Not Taken." If you ever took an English class, chances are you came across this poem and it is so amazing! Of course there are other great poems in here as well. Like, "The Tuft of Flowers," "Going for Water," and "Out, Out--" In fact, all the poems are worth reading. Even the ones that I didn't enjoy as much. If you are a fan of poetry or Frost, definitely pick this up! This book even has footnotes by the editor that helps you understand the poems a lot better. Schmidt did a fantastic job in trying to describe what Frost was feeling or going through to better assist the reader in truly grasping what the poem is trying to portray. Another thing I enjoyed about this book were the illustrations. Henri Sorensen's art was brought to life by Frost's poems and vice versa. The landscapes, the mix and matches of colors, the imagery... it was all too beautiful. My words just fall flat compare to the beauty that is Sorensen's work. As I said, pick this book up. Even if you are not a child anymore, I think you could benefit from reading this. Poetry it a great way to exercise the mind. Especially if that poetry belongs to Frost. The artwork and the footnotes in this particular volume just enhances the experience. You will not be disappointed. I know I am glad I read this book after so many years! I will be encouraging my best friend to read this, that's for sure~ <3

  3. 4 out of 5

    Breanna Haynes

    Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost is a book that has a compilation of some of Robert Frost’s most famous poems. I really enjoyed the way that the author arranged Frost’s poems by different seasons. I also thought that the illustrations were beautiful and added so much to the story. Robert Frost’s poems are classics, and I think that they would be very beneficial for students to read. I think that they would be appropriate for slightly older children, because some of the older English may be Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost is a book that has a compilation of some of Robert Frost’s most famous poems. I really enjoyed the way that the author arranged Frost’s poems by different seasons. I also thought that the illustrations were beautiful and added so much to the story. Robert Frost’s poems are classics, and I think that they would be very beneficial for students to read. I think that they would be appropriate for slightly older children, because some of the older English may be a little bit hard for young children to understand. I do believe that young children would enjoy to hear to poems in a read aloud setting though, and I think it would be good to introduce them to this type of literature at an early age so that they can develop an appreciation for it. I think that this book would be great just for broadening students’ vocabulary skills, as well as their appreciation for different types of poetry. I’m not sure that I would make my students write this type of poetry if they did not want to because if can be sort of difficult.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rick

    A beautifully illustrated collection of Robert Frost poetry. The poems are not necessarily aimed at young people, but each poem comes with a brief commentary by an editor explaining the poem to a younger reader.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Vetter

    Reading Level- 5.1 Guided Reading Level- 6.5 This book contains numerous poems from Robert Frost about the seasons of the year. The poem I chose is the famous "The Road Not Taken," which details the journey of taking the path less traveled. This book belongs to the poetry genre. Robert Frost is a famous poet who uses descriptive words and rhythmic flow to tells stories through poetry. Writing Trait: Sentence Fluency- This poem contains superb sentence fluency. Frost was deliberate in choosing words Reading Level- 5.1 Guided Reading Level- 6.5 This book contains numerous poems from Robert Frost about the seasons of the year. The poem I chose is the famous "The Road Not Taken," which details the journey of taking the path less traveled. This book belongs to the poetry genre. Robert Frost is a famous poet who uses descriptive words and rhythmic flow to tells stories through poetry. Writing Trait: Sentence Fluency- This poem contains superb sentence fluency. Frost was deliberate in choosing words that create rhythmic flow and effective sentences. Each stanza contains lines that follow a specific rhyming pattern (lines 1, 3, and 4 rhyme and lines 2 and 5 rhyme). The use of rhythmic flow allows for the sentences to be read and spoken in a very natural and fluent manner. Classroom Integration/Mentor Text: This poem can be used as a mentor text in a sixth grade classroom. When studying poetry, the teacher should read "The Road Not Taken" to the class. The class should then hold a grand discussion about the components of the poem, the sentence fluency, the use of rhyme, and the hidden meaning behind the words. Students' attention should also be brought to the organization of stanzas and sentence length, which aid in the sentence fluency. Students should be asked to create their own poems. During the creation of original poems, students should use "The Road Not Taken" as a mentor in organization, presentation, sentence fluency, ideas, and voice. Students can use a few or all of these writing traits in their own poems, but should look at "The Road Not Taken" as a guide for examples of the correct usage of these traits.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    A charming introduction for kids to meet the poet Robert Frost and his poetry. It includes information about Frost's life that is a good introduction. The collection of his poetry includes some of his well known poems. The poems have been chosen for children ages 8 to 14 years. The illustrator has done an outstanding job of bringing the poems to life with his colors and drawings. The poems have definitions of words on the same page as the poem is on. This is a fantastic book. I wish I had this b A charming introduction for kids to meet the poet Robert Frost and his poetry. It includes information about Frost's life that is a good introduction. The collection of his poetry includes some of his well known poems. The poems have been chosen for children ages 8 to 14 years. The illustrator has done an outstanding job of bringing the poems to life with his colors and drawings. The poems have definitions of words on the same page as the poem is on. This is a fantastic book. I wish I had this book of poetry to read when I was a child. I think it's a great introduction of Frost's poetry for any age. Don't miss out! Disclaimer: I received an arc of this book free from the author/publisher from Netgalley. I was not obliged to write a favorable review, or even any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

    Summary: A compilation of some of Robert Frost's most well-known poems categorized by the seasons of the year. Evaluation: This anthology is well edited and the chosen poems are appropriate for elementary aged children. The supplemental information about each poem, and about Frost, is a nice addition, as are the illustrations that support each poem and help the reader visualize what Frost was writing about. Teacher Recommendation: I can see myself using this anthology to foster an appreciation and un Summary: A compilation of some of Robert Frost's most well-known poems categorized by the seasons of the year. Evaluation: This anthology is well edited and the chosen poems are appropriate for elementary aged children. The supplemental information about each poem, and about Frost, is a nice addition, as are the illustrations that support each poem and help the reader visualize what Frost was writing about. Teacher Recommendation: I can see myself using this anthology to foster an appreciation and understanding of poetry. Robert Frost's prose is rich and deep, yet easily accessible by younger students due to the subject nature. These poems could be used to learn about metaphor, simile, analogy, mood, voice, tone, and the list goes on....

  8. 4 out of 5

    Scar

    Lovely poetry. I admired and studied the structure, reading most poems over and over again. Robert Frost's story of the struggling writer being rejected many times before recognition then popularity in a boom after is not an uncommon one. It takes perseverance to keep going when rejected so many times, but had he stopped we would not have the joy of his art. "The Road Not Taken" was one I enjoyed particularly. I enjoyed the paired line rhyme structure in "A Late Walk" I must say I would love a d Lovely poetry. I admired and studied the structure, reading most poems over and over again. Robert Frost's story of the struggling writer being rejected many times before recognition then popularity in a boom after is not an uncommon one. It takes perseverance to keep going when rejected so many times, but had he stopped we would not have the joy of his art. "The Road Not Taken" was one I enjoyed particularly. I enjoyed the paired line rhyme structure in "A Late Walk" I must say I would love a discussion of "Out, Out-"

  9. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    I wasn't sure if I would like this setting of these poems. But I loved it. The watercolors really fit with the feel of the poetry, and the extra text was small and unobtrusive, and sometimes gave historical content I appreciated. I skipped reading one especially sad poem with my kids because I just wasn't feeling it that day (farmhand death), but very much enjoyed everything else. These poems are relatively short, and I feel like the nature theme running through them really does make them access I wasn't sure if I would like this setting of these poems. But I loved it. The watercolors really fit with the feel of the poetry, and the extra text was small and unobtrusive, and sometimes gave historical content I appreciated. I skipped reading one especially sad poem with my kids because I just wasn't feeling it that day (farmhand death), but very much enjoyed everything else. These poems are relatively short, and I feel like the nature theme running through them really does make them accessible to all ages. My favorite was "In Hardwood Groves."

  10. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    Another entry in this wonderful series. It's probably just me, but this one seems a little workmanlike. Neither Dust of Snow nor Fire & Ice were included. None of the long narrative 'ballads' were represented. The illustrator didn't seem to have a sufficient connection of the heart with the poems, or with Frost, but simply painted lots of trees.... Ah, I'm complaining too much. It really is recommendable... as is the entire series, which I will continue to read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Child960801

    I read this to the children. We all enjoyed it alright. The illustrations are pretty and the poetry gives a great sense of place. There is a page of biography at the start and little notes at the bottoms of each poem.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Whole And

    Excellent introduction to the works of Robert Frost to be explored with young children. A book for all seasons, poems to imprint the heart and know for always. I appreciate the short intentional descriptions at the end of each poem. Well done with beautiful illustrations.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Autumn T

    Amazing introduction to Robert frosts life, packed with information about him and his family. Fun book with great illustrations, and short informative descriptions at the end of each poem. I can't wait to read the next poetry for young people book!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Madison Rene'

    I loved reading this with my friend's daughter. It was a great collection and she had awesome commentary and questions too! So this was an excellent book to get young people interested in poetry and critical/creative thinking

  15. 5 out of 5

    Julia Blake

    We enjoyed this collection. The paintings were nice, and I liked the seasonal themes. I was very surprised to discover that Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening was not included. It is one of my favorites!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Laura Verret

    The lovely water color style illustrations in this book make it a perfect introduction to the works of Robert Frost for young readers. I look forward to finding more books from this series.

  17. 5 out of 5

    LaRae Steen

    Happy Birthday, Robert Frost - March 26, 1874

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rose Mary Turner

    Based off of the four seasons, a small collection of poems are perfect for young readers

  19. 4 out of 5

    Samuel James Griffin

    Best book of poetry deep in powering. Attacks a lot of problems

  20. 4 out of 5

    Katya Lazukina

    A handful of poems about the different seasons. Beautiful watercolor art. The poems where longer for older children (not rhyming), but the use of the senses were spectacular.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Melanie Forbush

    Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost is a beautiful collection of poetry compiled by Gary D. Schmidt accompanied with illustrations by the famous Danish artist Henri Sorensen. Robert Frost is a brilliant poet who writes down the things he observes in New England with a style of grace and elegance mixed with life lessons to learn. This book is organized into the four seasons with snippets of poems that emulate each. The compilation is my first exposure to young adult poetry, a genre still very m Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost is a beautiful collection of poetry compiled by Gary D. Schmidt accompanied with illustrations by the famous Danish artist Henri Sorensen. Robert Frost is a brilliant poet who writes down the things he observes in New England with a style of grace and elegance mixed with life lessons to learn. This book is organized into the four seasons with snippets of poems that emulate each. The compilation is my first exposure to young adult poetry, a genre still very much unexplored and exhibited in the world today. It is a great introduction to young people who do not have a great understanding of poetry or of Robert Frost because with each poem, Schmidt includes a brief and easy-to-understand explanation of the poem and an interpretation about what Frost is trying to portray about human nature. I learn from reading the poems, and reading Schmidt's explanations, that Frost often brings two images together, two things that the reader would not normally expect to find paired. At the same time, he uses those images as a metaphor for items often located around us but that we don't often take the time to look. It is as if he is trying to ask us, what do you see? Additionally, while examining the rhythm of his poetry, he often rights in couplets or rhyming lines as well as rhythms that mirror the subject of the poem. For example, in "The Wood Pile," the back and forth rhythm of his phrases in each verse sounds like a saw cutting wood back and forth. It depicts the beautiful language that Frost is so well known for. Plus, it includes my favorite poem "The Road Not Taken." I would recommend this novel to any young adult not very familiar with poetry but is looking for a good introduction to what poetry has to offer them. The short explanations shed a lot of light on what one can learn from his poems.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Brianna Jensen

    This book is a fantastic way to introduce younger readers to Robert Frosts' poetry. Oftentimes, we would think of Robert Frost as too deep or too complicated for elementary readers, but the way this book is laid out, with pictures on each page and written scaffolding for each poem, it makes it attainable. The book is broken down by season- so there's a handful of his poems about summer, autumn, winter, or spring, categorized in this book. Each page has an illustration, which makes it engaging an This book is a fantastic way to introduce younger readers to Robert Frosts' poetry. Oftentimes, we would think of Robert Frost as too deep or too complicated for elementary readers, but the way this book is laid out, with pictures on each page and written scaffolding for each poem, it makes it attainable. The book is broken down by season- so there's a handful of his poems about summer, autumn, winter, or spring, categorized in this book. Each page has an illustration, which makes it engaging and pleasant to look at, and each page also has a few sentences of guidance on the bottom, which explains the poem and sets up the stage for understanding. I found this brilliant, as it makes poetry more understandable for young people. Reading level: NR for Guided Reading, Grade Level equivalent 6.5. Interest level: grades 6-8 Possible mentor writing traits: Presentation, for the beautiful pictures and synopsis on each page making each poem easily understandable. Also sentence fluency, for how Robert Frost's poems flow. Also word choice, as he uses wonderful choices of words to convey his ideas. Classroom extension ideas: Students can write their own poem (about the seasons, since this book is broken down into seasons) and use illustrations that coincide nicely with their poem. Poetry is also nice to read aloud. These poems could also be read seasonally, since that is how they are broken down in this collection.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jamala Alkeshi

    This poetry for young people is a wonderful series that enables younger children to experience poetry in a way that is understandable to them. This one with a collection of poems by Robert Frost is very enchanting, with its warm photos and the different seasons that are seen. In my past I have studied quite a few Robert Frost poems including The Vantage Point, The Road Not Taken, After Apple Picking, Going for Water and The Wood Pile. I remember whilst studying these poems that they were so rich This poetry for young people is a wonderful series that enables younger children to experience poetry in a way that is understandable to them. This one with a collection of poems by Robert Frost is very enchanting, with its warm photos and the different seasons that are seen. In my past I have studied quite a few Robert Frost poems including The Vantage Point, The Road Not Taken, After Apple Picking, Going for Water and The Wood Pile. I remember whilst studying these poems that they were so rich full of meaning, one of my favorite poems has always been The Road Not Taken. The Illustrations in this book really enhance the poems, even though they are seemingly simple images. The Illustrations consist of abstract paintings, that just capture the essence of the season you are in (in the poem). For example in a "A Patch of Old Snow" in the image you see a patch of snow amongst naked trees, and you can almost feel the cool breeze and fresh air, because of the illustration. Something else that is really neat about this book is the way it is set up for children, there is a short explanation of each poem at the bottom, this enables children to better understand the main concept of the poems. This is really good for children, poetry is important as it requires young children to critically think about the selective words used in the poem and what the poet is trying to say, its more complicated than a picturebook and therefore more stimulating for their minds.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Devine

    1) Awards: none 2) Grades: 2 and up 3) This book is a collection of some of Robert Frost’s poems. Each poem is illustrated by a simple usually small illustration and comes with a small description about the poem and the meaning of the poem. 4) I like Robert Frost. His poems are beautifully written and typically thought provoking. I like this particular book because the poems are chosen specifically for “young people” and I like the descriptions for each poem, they make it easier for someone to und 1) Awards: none 2) Grades: 2 and up 3) This book is a collection of some of Robert Frost’s poems. Each poem is illustrated by a simple usually small illustration and comes with a small description about the poem and the meaning of the poem. 4) I like Robert Frost. His poems are beautifully written and typically thought provoking. I like this particular book because the poems are chosen specifically for “young people” and I like the descriptions for each poem, they make it easier for someone to understand. 5) One way this book could be used in the classroom is to help children see the similarities in an author. A poem can say a lot about the person writing it and having a book where there is one author can highlight the similarities in someone’s writing. A second way this can be used is to help students understand poetry. If a child knows what the poem is about before reading the poem there is a greater chance they can understand and interpret the poem. It can also help to teach students how they can figure out what the poem is about without a description. This is done by looking at the poem and seeing what evidence there is of the meaning of the poem now that we know what the actual meaning is.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jessica LeBaron

    Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost Gary D. Schmidt This book is a collection of poems by Robert Frost. The poems are organized by season, so there are four sections: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. The illustrations throughout the book are relevant to the seasons, but not necessarily relevant to each individual poem. The poems are written in different forms of poetry, but most of them are written in couplets and triplets with a bit of narrative poetry mixed in. The poems are a bit long, so I Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost Gary D. Schmidt This book is a collection of poems by Robert Frost. The poems are organized by season, so there are four sections: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. The illustrations throughout the book are relevant to the seasons, but not necessarily relevant to each individual poem. The poems are written in different forms of poetry, but most of them are written in couplets and triplets with a bit of narrative poetry mixed in. The poems are a bit long, so I would use these poems for older students. I remember studying Robert Frost poems in middle school, so somewhere around that age group would be great. I enjoy poetry most of the time, but Robert Frost's poems really just are not my cup of tea. However, I think that the introduction in this book was very interesting because it focused on Robert Frost's life, and I really enjoy learning about other people's lives and their experiences.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jacki

    This book of poetry contains a collection of poems intended to be read by Intermediate and Advanced readers. While this compilation of Frost's poetry did not win any literature awards, Frost's work is highly acclaimed and he won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry 4 times. The book contains twenty-nine of Frost's poems divided into four sections which correspond to the four seasons. The poems are of different lengths and styles and I found it to be very enjoyable. I rated this book 5-stars. The book is This book of poetry contains a collection of poems intended to be read by Intermediate and Advanced readers. While this compilation of Frost's poetry did not win any literature awards, Frost's work is highly acclaimed and he won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry 4 times. The book contains twenty-nine of Frost's poems divided into four sections which correspond to the four seasons. The poems are of different lengths and styles and I found it to be very enjoyable. I rated this book 5-stars. The book is a perfect tool to introduce children to adult poetry. The format using the seasons to group particular poems helps the reader enjoy the content. The illustrations are watercolor paintings which enhance the experience of reading the poems. Each poem in the collection is followed by thought-provoking notes regarding each poem. Intermediate readers will be find the notes to be quite helpful as some of the poetry may be beyond their level. Advanced readers may not need the notes for all the poems, but I personally found the notes to be very helpful. This book is just one out of a series of 24 books of poetry compiled for young people. The entire series would allow for individual or group assignments in a classroom setting.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Edwards

    Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost by Gary D. Schmidt is a collection of poems by Robert Frost. These poems in this particular book focus in on the seasons. There are at least six poems for every season: summer, autumn, winter, and spring. I think that the Poetry for Young People series of books was a great idea, allows a child to easily understand pronounced poetry and learn about important poets while still having pictures to aid in their understanding. The illustrations in this book are ni Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost by Gary D. Schmidt is a collection of poems by Robert Frost. These poems in this particular book focus in on the seasons. There are at least six poems for every season: summer, autumn, winter, and spring. I think that the Poetry for Young People series of books was a great idea, allows a child to easily understand pronounced poetry and learn about important poets while still having pictures to aid in their understanding. The illustrations in this book are nicely done. I really liked how there was an illustration that represented each poem; I felt that it kind of set the mood for the poem. These poems are fairly easy to follow and understand. The book is esthetically pleasing and has a great lay out. I think this book can be used in any classroom lesson on poetry; it can be used as a leeway into the students writing their own poems or as a tool in learning about the aspects of poetry and what makes a poem and poem. I would recommend this book for students eight to twelve because that is about the age where they can start to pick apart text and analyze what something is and why it is classified a specific way.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Who doesn't love Robert Frost's poetry? Love his way of writing and the imagery he creates. My favorite poem by Robert Frost, of course, would be THE ROAD NOT TAKEN. (First heard that poem from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody on Disneychannel by the way.:)) ....... ..... ... ...... ....... .... ... . . "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just Who doesn't love Robert Frost's poetry? Love his way of writing and the imagery he creates. My favorite poem by Robert Frost, of course, would be THE ROAD NOT TAKEN. (First heard that poem from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody on Disneychannel by the way.:)) ....... ..... ... ...... ....... .... ... . . "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."

  29. 4 out of 5

    Xiaoxiao Zhu

    Robert Frost is one of the most famous poetry authors in the world. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for four times. So this book collected 25 poems which are well known among young people such as Birches and The Road Not Taken. It groups the poems by Seasons and includes explanations of almost all of the poems without ruining the opportunity for individual interpretation. In addition, it also includes a wonderful biography of Robert Frost's life and accomplishments. What an attactive poetry book fo Robert Frost is one of the most famous poetry authors in the world. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for four times. So this book collected 25 poems which are well known among young people such as Birches and The Road Not Taken. It groups the poems by Seasons and includes explanations of almost all of the poems without ruining the opportunity for individual interpretation. In addition, it also includes a wonderful biography of Robert Frost's life and accomplishments. What an attactive poetry book for young people! The format of this book makes it very easy to interest young people and get them using the illustrations and poems to inspire their creativity in writing their own poetry. Also this is a great poetry book for yong people to learn or know about poetry. From my point of view, to educate young people orto lead them to the field of poetry may be the ambition of the author writing and collecting these poems in this book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Oh, Robert Frost. I wish I could love you, but we've long had a love/hate relationship. I adore your pretty little nature poems, but apart from 'The Road Not Taken,' I often haven't a foggy clue what point you are trying to make when you slip into symbolic diatribes. I think familiarizing kids with poetry is good and I really like this series of books, but Robert Frost is a rather difficult poet for a dense person like myself and even harder for kids. I like that the editors included a little ex Oh, Robert Frost. I wish I could love you, but we've long had a love/hate relationship. I adore your pretty little nature poems, but apart from 'The Road Not Taken,' I often haven't a foggy clue what point you are trying to make when you slip into symbolic diatribes. I think familiarizing kids with poetry is good and I really like this series of books, but Robert Frost is a rather difficult poet for a dense person like myself and even harder for kids. I like that the editors included a little explanations/food for thought for each poem, but even with such helps, I was often sitting there at the end thinking, "HUH?" The kids would ask me, "What was that about?" And I had no idea. Not to mention the fact that I read 'Out, out--" to the kids, in which someone chopping wood accidentally chops off his own hand, and they were slightly traumatized. However, no matter what poem was next, we could still cheer ourselves with, "Well, at least he didn't chop off his hand!"

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