Robert Frost

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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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.

 

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Use all your senses - not just your eyes - when you read Robert Frost's remarkable poems.
Smell the sweetness of flowers in "Rose Pogonias".
Wonder what's been missed on "The Road Not Taken
".
Feel the peacefulness of "After Apple-Picking".
Listen tot he whippoorwill fluttering about the "Ghost House".
Your own world will quickly melt away as Frost draws you into winter wonderlands, forests and fields, and other treasures of nature and the four seasons. More than twenty-five of the Pulitzer-Prize winner's best-loved poems, including "The Vantage Point", "A Girl's Garden" and "The Pasture", have been collected, stunningly illustrated, and given commentary in this inviting gateway to the work of one of America's greatest poets.
 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
The Tuft of Flowers
10
The Vantage Point
16
In Hardwood Groves
22
Going for Water
29
POEMS OF SPRING
38
Birches
44
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About the author (1994)

Robert Frost, the quintessential poet of New England, was born in San Francisco in 1874. He was educated at Dartmouth College and Harvard University. Although he managed to support himself working solely as a poet for most of his life and holding various posts with a number of universities, as a young man he was employed as a bobbin boy in a mill, a cobbler, a schoolteacher, and a farmer. Frost, whose poetry focuses on natural images of New England, received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry four times for: New Hampshire, Collected Poems, A Further Range, and A Witness Tree. His works are noted for combining characteristics of both romanticism and modernism. He also wrote A Boy's Will, North of Boston, Mountain Interval, and The Gift Outright, among others. Frost married Elinor Miriam White in 1895, and they had six children--Elliott, Lesley, Carol, Irma, Marjorie, and Elinor Bettina. He died in Boston in 1963.

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