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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
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Jun 07, 11

Read in April, 2011

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 simply according to the construction of line or stanza breaks. This book is therefore perfect for bedtime recitation, as the time necessary to view each of the breathtaking illustrations slows the reading and allows the poem, read aloud, to take on the breathy anticipation it warrants. Masterfully done -- I wish more classic poems were available in similar presentation.
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