In this first picture book version of Robert Frost's classic poem, Susan Jeffers adds exactly the right visual dimension with the exquisite details and sweeping backgrounds of her frosty New England scenes. Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Eveningis truly a picture book to share with the whole family. Full color.In this first picture book version of Robert Frost's classic poem, Susan Jeffers adds exactly the right visual dimension with the exquisite details and sweeping backgrounds of her frosty New England scenes. Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Eveningis truly a picture book to share with the whole family. Full color.Read Less
The lovely illustrations take liberties with Frost's iconic poem, as the Santa-like narrator of the poem takes his horse-drawn sleigh out into the woods to drop off food for the local birds and mammals in the deep of a New England winter. The book has been great to use in classroom discussions about the poem: Is it OK to go beyond the author's meanings(s)? Is the poem just about a nice day out to enjoy the snow falling on a forest? Or is it about death? Or, of course, both?
Feb 23, 2008
Frost is a Favorite
Whether five or 50 years old, you will love this book. A favorite poem, enhanced by Jeffers stunning artistry. The pictures bring the words to life in this great little volume. A wonderful gift for a friend, or yourself!
Jan 31, 2008
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
I aiways tried to capture the spirit of the poem when teaching it by using words only, but this lovely book adds a visual dimension that helps create the mood for those who need more than words. The lovely wooded scenes with trees laden in snow, and snow falling, absolutely draws the reader into Frost's mind and helps one read the poem on many levels. I used the book to teach a second grader in a private reading lesson where he could listen to and repeat words and phrases, and the pictures really aided his memory, so that even a few weeks later, he could repeat the poem and explain it to impress his mother. The book actualy gave me another dimension on words that I already knew by heart.
Oct 5, 2007
"... and miles to go before I sleep."
A classic of all classics in American literature, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost lives with joy in every reader's heart and mind. As winters come and go each season, one cannot resist but to envision the beautiful illustrations by Susan Jeffers that bring those snowy woods to life and the words ... "And miles to go before I sleep." This beautifully illustrated book with Robert Frost's poem is sure to delight any young children. It is also a quick winter, bedtime read and easy to re-read if a child favorite. Many children quickly memorize the short text, " ... But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." A wonderful introduction to American literature.
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