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Ever since it was published in 1978, the picture-book presentation of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has been an enduring favorite. For this special edition with a new design, trim size, and three new spreads, Susan Jeffers has added more detail and subtle color to her sweeping backgrounds of frosty New England scenes. There are more animals to
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 24th 2001 by Dutton Juvenile (first published January 1st 1969)
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Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
Loved this poem. Story of my life.
Michelle
So often when I think of my children I think of vibrancy, energy, motion. Sometimes it's dancing, sometimes it's that I'm-too-tired-to-admit-I-need-a-nap frantic zooming from one thing they shouldn't do (or touch, or put in their mouth) to another. Poetry and children just seem to go together. Children respond with pleasure to the unexpected rhyme, the tap-tap-tapping of an alliterative phrase, or the reassuring rhythm of a familiar meter. In so many ways, kids are poetry - poetry in motion. Mos ...more
Sheila
This book was siting on a coffee table at a house I was visiting family at, so I picked it up to see what it was, and read through the whole short book. Beautifully illustrated, the pictures with the corresponding lines of poetry are almost magical, and kept we pulled in to a beautiful ending. I really enjoyed this one.
Jane Lai
"Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost is a poem about a man's journey home. He is in the woods and should be going home but stopped in his tracks to gaze upon the winter scenery. I love this poem because it is very calming and soothing. I love the way Robert Frost creates imagery by using descriptive phrases such as "to watch his woods fill up with snow." A type of craft that Frost used when writing this poem was concentrating on the ending of the poem. He created an ending that ...more
MissInformation
Jun 13, 2007 MissInformation rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 1st and up
Shelves: picturebooks
I think that Jeffers lyrical illustrations really create a beautiful chord combined with Frost's words. I grew up in snow, and it is captured so exquisitely. I love this edition, but so much is communicated in the illustrations that I started to think about the words being overpowered or limited by the portrayal. I found most of the book, where there are animals subtly drawn in the trees- their image unfolding for the reader who pauses to look- to be in total support of the text, and not interfe ...more
A Book Vacation
When I was in high school, my English teacher made my class memorize random poems. I don’t remember why we had to do this, but I do remember analyzing and memorizing “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” which soon became one of my favorite poems of all time. It stayed with me long after high school, and in my graduate program for education, I made an iMovie of the poem depicting the scenery while also depicting the chain rhyme on screen. I still have that iMovie and I occasionally show it in ...more
Rachel
Do not let my obvious appreciation for Robert Frost's poetry bias this review. The focus here is on Susan Jeffers's illustrated interpretation of this remarkable poem, and how it brings the poem to life for children and adults alike. Certainly the poem stands on its own merit, but the beautifully wrought illustrations of this edition perfectly accentuate the vision and emotion of the poem. The illustrations are paced carefully, not haphazardly, appearing where images are most appropriate and not ...more
Ginger Clark
This book is one of our family Christmas traditions. Last year, we memorized the poem and this year when we read it again, everyone was able to recite it.
Such lovely illustrations for this cute poem.
Joyce
Susan Jeffers took the much beloved poem by Frost and created a magical ride through the forest. The black and white is highlighted with muted colors on each page to engage the reader in what one could only image the woods may look like on a snowy evening long ago! The pops of these muted colors on each page draw attention to the old man riding through the woods. Other objects and animals have been given color too in order to add accents as you read.

The old man frolics in the woods creating an
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Cathy
For many of us in New England, early November brought the first snowfall of the season. A wind-whipped, blustery Nor’easter took down power lines and whipped dry autumn leaves into frenzied, frosted piles.For a gentler, wonder-filled exploration of winter delights, pick up this beautifully illustrated excerpt from the classic poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

A farmer, bearded and wearing heavy cold-weather garb, greets his barn animals and loads his sleigh.Through the snowy countryside
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Reese
Austin Ratner's recent review of this book prompted me to enter the world of Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" as Susan Jeffers has depicted it. I plan to periodically return to Jeffers' exquisite illustrations. Perhaps at some point, I will feel as if they are enabling me to see Frost's thoughts. For now, though, I'll settle for the beauty in this presentation of one of the many memorable poems by my favorite poet.

My copy of this book won't be added to bookswap before I sleep.
Angie
Synopsis: "Ever since it was published in 1978, the picture-book presentation of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has been an enduring favorite. For this special edition with a new design, trim size, and three new spreads, Susan Jeffers has added more detail and subtle color to her sweeping backgrounds of frosty New England scenes. There are more animals to find among the trees, and the kindly figure with his "promises to keep" exudes warmth as he stops to appreciate th ...more
Lex
an accessible way for kids to get to know the poetry of Robert Frost
Noelle
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Kimberly
My grandmother challenged me to memorize this poem when I little. She said she would give me a dollar if I did. I never earned that dollar but I love this poem and think of her when I hear it. I think this book does a great job with the illustrations at really making the words make sense to young kids who might not be used to the poetic way of communicating.
Romane Dela Gracia
This is our project for english and the moment I read it, I thought, "Where is this poem hiding for a long time? I should've read it a long time ago." Why? Because it was really great! We also applied a tone for it to be sung.

For me, it's about the journey of life, depression, struggling, and how solitude might accompany us throughout the way.

Joanna
Dec 28, 2014 Joanna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Joanna by: Mom
Wow! One of Robert Frost's best poems gorgeously illustrated! It is in print again (slightly smaller format), so now I can give my mom's copy back to her. This has been one of my favorites for pretty much my whole life, and I would give it ten stars if I could.
Jaymie Christensen

This hard cover copy of Robert Frost’s poem that has been illustrated for children is absolutely awesome. I read it to the kindergarteners at my preschool once I discovered it, and they seemed to really enjoy it.

This text is a poem because though it is illustrated it has the words of the lines and verses of Robert Frost’s great poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” inside it.

The illustrations make the poem much more accessible for kids, and could serve as a great way to show students tha
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Christine Turner
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Ever since it was published in 1978, the picture-book presentation of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has been an enduring favorite. For this special edition with a new design, trim size, and three new spreads, Susan Jeffers has added more detail and subtle color to her sweeping backgrounds of frosty New England scenes. There are more animals to find among the trees, and the kindly figure with his "promises to keep" exudes warmth as he stops to appreciate the qu
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Britt Guild
I remember memorizing this poem when I was a child in elementary school. The act of memorizing the poem is such a distinct and lovely memory, and I feel the words have stayed with me since then. The illustrations in this book recreated this memory and how my love of being surrounded by snow will always be a part of me. It is a beautiful poem with illustrations that capture the emotions of my childhood. The poem is about a man walking through the darkness of the winter woods and his feelings as h ...more
Linore
This is a sweetly illustrated book and makes a nice read-aloud for littler ones. My problem with it is that the illustrations fail to do justice to the poem's intimations. There's way too much light for "the darkest evening of the year," for instance, and the narrator is shown making snow angels on the snowy floor of the woods. If you want to read a poem to little ones while having pictures to show, fine. But I wouldn't think Robert Frost would enjoy this near subversion of his masterpiece! The ...more
Debbie
I love Robert Frost’s poem Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening, and even if you are in the minority that doesn’t feel the same way, you’re no doubt familiar with some of the lines.

I was very pleased to see this book on a sale table and snapped it up, looking forward to reading the poem again.
But the artist Susan Jeffers has used only the first and last stanzas of Frost’s poem, along with a couple of stray phrases from the third verse to accompany her drawings of snowy woods. To me, the original
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Mary Walling
Apr 13, 2012 Mary Walling rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: ages 4 and above
Recommended to Mary by: Little Red Reads
Stopping By Woods on A Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost and Susan Jeffers
Paperback: 25 pages
Published 1969
by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0590098454
ISBN-13: 978-0590098458
Book Source: Bought
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Book Description from Amazon: Ever since it was published in 1978, the picture-book presentation of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has been an enduring favorite. For this special edition with a new design, trim size, and three new spreads, Susan Jeffers has added more detail and subtl
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David
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, illustrated by Susan Jeffers is the famous 1922 poem beutifully illustrated in a picturebook presentation.

The famous poem is presented in full, along with an artist's note.

The base plate for the art was prepared with pencil and pen and ink; overlays were drawn in pencil. The addition of color just to the old man focuses attention on him, while not detracting from the natural beauty of the woods, the animals and the all encompasing snow. Jeffe
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Amy Rae
Obviously, the text is great--but the illustrations are pretty darned nice, too. They're very detailed, with soft, somewhat washed-out colours. The book really looks like winter, and I think that's an achievement.

This one didn't grab me, though. I guess I don't need a full book to read one poem; I'd rather have a children's collection that includes "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening," personally.
Cis
This was my favorite poem growing up. I love winter, and the snow, and the beauty within that season. I remember discussing it in my AP English class in 10th grade. I definitely had a completely different idea of the meaning behind the poem than other students in my class. But that is what makes poems great, they can mean something different to anyone who reads them.

I got this particular version as a 21st birthday present. I loved the drawings, the small details that were hidden in the drawings
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Juneau Public Library
This picture book is a good choice for wintertime. Illustrator Susan Jeffers pairs beautiful colored pencil drawings with Robert Frost's poem to capture the magic of going out in to the snowy woods. Readers young and old will enjoy poring over the illustrations to spot animals hidden amongst the snowy branches.

Recommended by Nila
Zerin Hasan
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"And miles to go before I sleep
and miles to go before I sleep..."


these two lines actually give you all the theory of this life..
not sure how many times I've read this poem..every time I read..get some deep message than before.. actually we come here alone and will gone be..but before we have so many works to do..and in this uncertain life..we just don't know where we'll be knocked off...

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Awesome written by Robert Frost..I'm never gonna tired reading it<3
Kristen Montgomery breh
Beautiful poem which captures the magic and sublimity of winter, its creatures and heaviness of cold and snow. The illustrations are a perfect match for the poem itself. Best read by the fire on a cold night with some hot cocoa and the kids you love.
Cathy
What a wonderfully delightful book.....a simple poem by the great poet Robert Frost put into book form with illustrations to match by Susan Jeffers. A very quick read but oh so dreamy. I really like Robert Frost's poetry.
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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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“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
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“Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
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