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Macmillan, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Birches beautifully illustrates Frost's celebrated ability to blend observation, imagination, and poetry. Caldecott medalist Ed Young uses his own powers of observation and imagination to create an extraordinary series of paintings that complement and extend the poem.


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A picture book version of poet Robert Frost’s beloved and often-quoted poem. The verse blends the seen with the imagined; the illustrations, a series of paintings, complement and extend the verse. A ... Read full review

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Picked this up at a sale today- I can't resist this book. The illustrations mesh so beautifully with the words, and it's one of my favorite Frost poems. I like to have multiple copies of this one on hand to give away to any kid who happens within my grasp. Read full review

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Robert Frost (1874-1963) is this country's best-loved poet. His work epitomizes the American affinity for plain speaking, nature, and the land.

Ed Young was born in China and spent his childhood in Shanghai. The illustrator of many books for children, he has received numerous awards, including a Caldecott Honor. Ed Young lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Ted Rand has illustrated many books for children, including Knots on a Counting Rope, Here Are My Hands, and Barn Dance! He and his wife, writer Gloria Rand, live on Mercer Island in Washington State.

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