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Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost (Poetry for Young People)by 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. "...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.
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.”—Publishers Weekly. Satisfies in every way.”—School Library Journal. Thoughtfully compiled and brilliantly illustrated.”—Buzz Weekly.
Whether he's capturing a cold New England winter or the simple beauty of an old abandoned house, four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost creates magic. This stunning celebration of his best-loved work includes over 25 poems, including “Mending Wall,” “Birches” and, of course, “The Road Not Taken.” Henri Sorensen's gorgeous images perfectly complement each verse.
" 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." — "Publishers Weekly," " Satisfies in every way." — "School Library Journal." " Thoughtfully compiled and brilliantly illustrated." — "Buzz Weekly."
About the Author
Editor Gary D. Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin College and the author of several award-winning middle-grade novels such as Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (Newbery Honor Medal, Printz Honor Award, Clarion), The Wednesday Wars (Newbery Honor Medal, Clarion), and Okay for Now (National Book Award finalist, Clarion). He lives in a 175-year-old farmhouse in Alto, MI.
Henri Sorensen lives in New York with his wife and daughter. He is a Danish artist whose work can be found in The Very Best of Childrens Book Illustration, published by the Society of Illustrators.
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