Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Monday, April 9, 2012

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

The woods in winter have captured imaginations for generations, including a certain noted poet.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers, is my pick for Poetry Month.

This is an excellent introduction for youngsters to one of the most well-known American poems.  The lines are divided up, one or two on a page, to make the whole easy to digest.  The great detail and realism of the illustrations recall the New England winters of Currier and Ives.  They also serve to further explain the lines, making the book a lovely lesson in poetry interpretation.  A particularly nice extra is the multi-layered vellum-coated cover.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is published by Dutton Juvenile and retails for $16.99 (hardcover).  I read my copy by picking it up from the shelves for a few minutes.  You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!

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