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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  359 ratings  ·  33 reviews
For use in schools and libraries only. A collection of poems chosen by Frost to be read and enjoyed by children (and their elders), including "Acquainted With The Night," "A Patch Of Old Snow," "Not Of School Age, "and "Mending Wall.
Hardcover, 94 pages
Published 1959 by Bodley Head (first published 1916)
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In this slim volume of 51 poems by Robert Frost, with foreword by Hyde Cox, and wood engravings by Thomas W. Nosan, you will notice that though most of the poems include people, they are all about things that grow; and many are about and for “people that grow” – children.

This collection of clever, observant and compassionate poems – selected by Frost himself for young readers – is recommended reading for Grades 6-8, but I suggest they are poems to be read to and by readers of any age. The book
Lisa M.
I received this collection (well, an addition I can't find on goodreads,) as a child. It was before I had grown to love poetry, and to be honest, it has sat, neglected, on my shelf ever since. Even when I came to passionately love poetry, I looked at this book and turned my back - Robert Frost, simplistic rhymes about nature, right?

I will be the first to admit I was wrong. Something I have learned over the last two years is that I actually really admire good form - well structured, rhyming poet
Rosa Lee Mullins
Robert Frost is by far my favorite poet. There are two main reasons for this. The first is his use of colloquial language throughout his poems, and the second is his accurate descriptions of nature. I strive to be able to identify nature the way Frost does, and I hope readers will be able to identify with what I write about, that they will be able to relate to it, and one way of doing that is by using colloquial language.
This simple book, easy to miss, is a treasure. I used to poo-poo Robert Frost, I don't know why, perhaps just because he was over-used and over-celebrated, until his faults seemed to glare and he had to be thrown aside. But now, it's time to take a second look. The 1959 forward by Hyde Cox is touching, and still relevant, and the poems in the collection are accessible to literally anyone who can read. Rather like those of Emily Dickinson, these poems can be read on the literal plane, or on a spi ...more
me and ex girlfriend found it at st vinnies she found it but i wanted it i took it when we broke up didnt tell her abt it
Emily Kobes
There is something unearthly about poetry. How it seems to flow in perfect cadence off the tongue. How it is refreshing to the mind with its lovely lilt. Poetry conveys emotion in a way that not even books can. It can take you places you have never imagined or show you a small thing that you take for granted but it shows beauty. That is what many love about Robert Frost’s poems. They are musical to the ears and soft and sweet, but convey very beautiful things.
If you are a reader, you probably
Laura Verret
Any time I hear the name ‘Robert Frost’ my mind instantly reverts to his poem ‘The Road Not Taken’. Perhaps that’s because it’s my favorite of his poems – perhaps it’s because the only collection of his poetry I owned prior to purchasing this one is titled ‘The Road Not Taken’. Whatever the reason, it’s certainly his most famous poem.

In this collection of poetry (which Robert Frost himself compiled), special care was paid in selecting pieces which describe nature and friendships with that vibran
favourites -

stopping by woods on a snowy evening
"heaven gives its glimpses only to those
not in position to look too close" - a passing glimpse
the telephone
the rose family
blue-butterfly day
a peck of gold
the last word of a bluebird (as told to a child)
"we love the things we love for what they are" - hyla brook
Scottsdale Public Library
You Come Too is a collection of Robert Frost's favorite poems that portray a perfect balance between lyrical and scenic poetry. Some of the classics in this collection include "Mending Wall," "Fire and Ice," "The Road Not Taken," and, of course, "You Come Too." A great read for all ages.
-Megan M.
This short collection of Robert Frost is a nice reminder of why I love his poems. I don't love every poem, but the ones I do love strike such a chord within me that I want to stop and dwell in that moment for a while, savoring the feeling of identification that washes over me. "The Pasture," from which the title of the collection is taken is that short, succinct ring of imagery and beauty that encourages us all to pause and appreciate the simple pleasures. Some of my favorites in this collection ...more
Jan 08, 2015 India rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to India by: Michael
Shelves: 2015-adventures
What a delightful collection of poetry. I did not used to be a huge fan of Frost, but I find myself increasingly lost in the pastoral language that he uses in his poetry. I'm glad it was my first full dose of poetry this year :)
G L Meisner
This is an excellent collection to introduce readers of any age to Frost. Containing many of his most famous and favorite poems it makes him accessable and readable to all.
I think that this is a very good poetry book. I have always disliked poetry books in the past, until I read this one. The poems in this book are just so good that they took all my years of dislike of poetry and threw it in the trash. The poems are very descriptive, but also leave enough untold that one can use their imagination.

Here come real stars to fill the upper skies,
And here on earth come emulating flies,
That, though they never equal stars in size,
(And they were never really stars at heart),
Achieve at times a very starlike start.
Only, of course, they can't sustain the part.
I found a tattered old yet beautiful edition at a discount book store for 2.00! It has a great introduction from one of his close friends. I enjoy the variety found here but also the simple, yet loaded allusions to life.
Kelsey Dean
Beautiful, beautiful poetry. Simple and so clear, I know exactly what he means for so many of his poems. It is no surprise that he is so well known and celebrated.
Aug 24, 2011 Dena added it
I think that I can no longer see into poetry interpretations as an adult.... :) Thank goodness for the internet that I can look up meanings!
Mar 06, 2010 Jed rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: every living soul
one day i'm going to try and write poetry. and when i do, i want it to look like mr. frost's. or josh bingham's.

it probably won't.
i am sorry for not being the girl you want andnot
Apr 02, 2008 i am sorry for not being the girl you want andnot rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like to read about peace
what i like about this book is that it is a beautilful book to read because the poems in the book are powerful
I liked all the poems. My favorite poem was called "Blueberries" because I really like blueberries.
My first volume of poetry. Beautifully illustrated, thoughtfully selected. (Poetry; >100 pages)
You Come Too (Favorite Poems for Young Readers) by Robert Frost (1992)
Mar 21, 2007 Maria rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: You
Shelves: have-read
WOW! Robert Frost, for kids! One of my favorite poetry books of all time.
Chris Brimmer
Frost for kids and the grown-ups reading it to them.
this has been one of my favorite books since third grade.
Blue Caeruleus
Poetry about nature and snow, truly lovely.
A collection of poems for readers of all ages.
Sep 29, 2009 Dory rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: poetry
A favorite book to give as a gift.
the only poetry I own
Noreen Auterio
My absolute favorite poet!!!
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Flinty, moody, plainspoken and deep, Robert Frost was one of America's most popular 20th-century poets. Frost was farming in Derry, New Hampshire when, at the age of 38, he sold the farm, uprooted his family and moved to England, where he devoted himself to his poetry. His first two books of verse, A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914), were immediate successes. In 1915 he returned to the ...more
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