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Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost (Poetry for Young People)

4.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  393 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews
"In an attractive large-size volume...25 poems to introduce Robert Frost to young people. The selections are arranged by the seasons, and Sorensen's handsome watercolor illustrations capture the feel of the New England landscape without in any way trying to provide literal images for the poetry. There's an excellent biographical essay, and at the bottom of each page, Schmi ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published December 31st 1994 by Sterling (first published 1994)
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Breanna Haynes
Apr 14, 2013 Breanna Haynes rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, nature
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost is a book that has a compilation of some of Robert Frost’s most famous poems. I really enjoyed the way that the author arranged Frost’s poems by different seasons. I also thought that the illustrations were beautiful and added so much to the story. Robert Frost’s poems are classics, and I think that they would be very beneficial for students to read. I think that they would be appropriate for slightly older children, because some of the older English may be ...more
Rain Misoa
Aug 31, 2012 Rain Misoa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Frost fans and people who love poetry!
Recommended to Rain by: Third Grade Teacher
Robert Frost, one of my most favorite poets of all time, wrote many wonderful, moving, inspirational poems I have ever stumbled upon. Reading them again, after not being exposed to them since I was a child, was a great nostalgia trip for me. I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book. So many great poems! Not to mention the famous one "The Road Not Taken." If you ever took an English class, chances are you came across this poem and it is so amazing! Of course there are other ...more
Brianna Jensen
This book is a fantastic way to introduce younger readers to Robert Frosts' poetry. Oftentimes, we would think of Robert Frost as too deep or too complicated for elementary readers, but the way this book is laid out, with pictures on each page and written scaffolding for each poem, it makes it attainable. The book is broken down by season- so there's a handful of his poems about summer, autumn, winter, or spring, categorized in this book. Each page has an illustration, which makes it engaging an ...more
Jessica LeBaron
Apr 29, 2015 Jessica LeBaron rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, young-adult

Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost
Gary D. Schmidt

This book is a collection of poems by Robert Frost. The poems are organized by season, so there are four sections: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. The illustrations throughout the book are relevant to the seasons, but not necessarily relevant to each individual poem. The poems are written in different forms of poetry, but most of them are written in couplets and triplets with a bit of narrative poetry mixed in. The poems are a bit long, so I
Thomasina Dinehdeal
This poetry book contain poetry about the seasons which I found interesting. For students who are reading this book, it will allow them to use their imagination and think about a time what they did during a particular season. There poems may be long, but they are very fun to read. It nice to see the structure each poems have because they are all different.
While reading this, book it contained a poem that I have read in high school in my English class. It's call The Road Not Taken. This poem rea
Emma Daugherty
Feb 13, 2015 Emma Daugherty rated it it was amazing
I think that poetry is something that all children should read and learn to appreciate and love. This book has many different poems by the famous poet, Robert Frost that are broken up into season. One of the beautiful things about this book is not only the collection of poems but the water color paintings that go along with the poems and bring the words to life. Children could learn about the beauty of poetry and the seasons through from reading this collection. There are other books in the "Poe ...more
Alena McCarthy
Dec 03, 2015 Alena McCarthy rated it it was amazing
Poetry - This is a series of books titled Poetry for Young People. It contains famous poems from Robert Frost. At the top of each poem there is a small description explaining the poem and at the bottom of each page there is a small glossary of words to help students understand the poem better. This collection is definitely a good collection to have in the classroom. At the beginning of the book there is a short biographical write up about Robert Frost. There are details about his life, his inspi ...more
Brittany Harper
Dec 01, 2015 Brittany Harper added it
Shelves: poetry
This is a collection of 25 poems by Robert Frost that introduce the amazing poet to a younger generation. The poems are arranged by seasons and focus on nature. The illustrations capture the essence of the New England landscape. Unlike most poems for children, this collection does not provide any literal images for the poems. For a poetry unit, I would probably read some of the poems from this book, especially if we are studying poets.

Activity: Students will write their own poem about nature an
Feb 22, 2011 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
Who doesn't love Robert Frost's poetry?
Love his way of writing and the imagery he creates.
My favorite poem by Robert Frost, of course, would be THE ROAD NOT TAKEN.
(First heard that poem from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody on Disneychannel by the way.:))


"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just
Oct 27, 2011 Jacki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book of poetry contains a collection of poems intended to be read by Intermediate and Advanced readers. While this compilation of Frost's poetry did not win any literature awards, Frost's work is highly acclaimed and he won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry 4 times.

The book contains twenty-nine of Frost's poems divided into four sections which correspond to the four seasons. The poems are of different lengths and styles and I found it to be very enjoyable.

I rated this book 5-stars. The book is
Jamala Alkeshi
This poetry for young people is a wonderful series that enables younger children to experience poetry in a way that is understandable to them. This one with a collection of poems by Robert Frost is very enchanting, with its warm photos and the different seasons that are seen. In my past I have studied quite a few Robert Frost poems including The Vantage Point, The Road Not Taken, After Apple Picking, Going for Water and The Wood Pile. I remember whilst studying these poems that they were so rich ...more
Hannah Edwards
Sep 25, 2012 Hannah Edwards rated it really liked it
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost by Gary D. Schmidt is a collection of poems by Robert Frost. These poems in this particular book focus in on the seasons. There are at least six poems for every season: summer, autumn, winter, and spring. I think that the Poetry for Young People series of books was a great idea, allows a child to easily understand pronounced poetry and learn about important poets while still having pictures to aid in their understanding. The illustrations in this book are ni ...more
Melanie Forbush
Dec 10, 2013 Melanie Forbush rated it liked it
Shelves: engl-420-books
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost is a beautiful collection of poetry compiled by Gary D. Schmidt accompanied with illustrations by the famous Danish artist Henri Sorensen. Robert Frost is a brilliant poet who writes down the things he observes in New England with a style of grace and elegance mixed with life lessons to learn. This book is organized into the four seasons with snippets of poems that emulate each. The compilation is my first exposure to young adult poetry, a genre still very m ...more
Mar 01, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Oh, Robert Frost. I wish I could love you, but we've long had a love/hate relationship. I adore your pretty little nature poems, but apart from 'The Road Not Taken,' I often haven't a foggy clue what point you are trying to make when you slip into symbolic diatribes.

I think familiarizing kids with poetry is good and I really like this series of books, but Robert Frost is a rather difficult poet for a dense person like myself and even harder for kids. I like that the editors included a little ex
Xiaoxiao Zhu
Sep 25, 2012 Xiaoxiao Zhu rated it liked it
Robert Frost is one of the most famous poetry authors in the world. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for four times. So this book collected 25 poems which are well known among young people such as Birches and The Road Not Taken. It groups the poems by Seasons and includes explanations of almost all of the poems without ruining the opportunity for individual interpretation. In addition, it also includes a wonderful biography of Robert Frost's life and accomplishments.

What an attactive poetry book fo
Sep 26, 2014 Holly rated it liked it
Normally I would give Robert Frost 5 stars, but the compilers of this collection meant for YOUNG children included a poem about a boy who hacks his hand off while chopping wood and who bleeds to death and dies while everyone glibly goes about their business. I'm thinking that of all the poems Frost wrote THIS might not be the best choice for young children. I'll take Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening any day!
May 04, 2014 Courtneyramming rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
This poetry book by Robert Frost would be appropriate for children 8-16. This is a compilation of Robert Frost's more popular poems. It is arranged by season. They are wonderful poems that make me feel at ease. I gave this book a four star rating because of the wonderful poetry and the way the book was arranged. Children would love this book because it is a wonderful start into Robert Frost's poetry.
May 19, 2014 Brady rated it liked it
I liked this book. The book was separated into four different sections. The first section is poems of summer. Then it is poems of autumn. Next it is poems of winter. Finally it is poems of spring. My favorite poem in this book was the poem "A prayer in spring". I liked this poem because it is a nice and calm poem. It mentioned God and I could really tell that it is a true prayer towards God.
Tawny Angerame
Sep 27, 2012 Tawny Angerame rated it really liked it
To begin, I truly love Robert Frost’s work. His writing really is inspirational, in my opinion. Another quick fact, I absolutely love poetry. Poetry for Young People with a collection of poetry by Robert Frost was truly amazing. The photos go with the poems, but they are quite simplistic. These pictures capture the time period that he is writing in. My favorite poem by him is The Road Not Taken. Honestly, it moves me and gives me the chills. I believe that poetry is perfect for young people beca ...more
Nicole Dylewicz
Sep 23, 2012 Nicole Dylewicz rated it really liked it

Robert Frost is one of my favorite authors and I really enjoyed reading this book. Robert Frost is an amazing writer and the twenty five poems written in this book are a great read. I am from New England and this book has water colored illustrations representing the seasons changing in New England which I thought were amazing. It made the pictures seem more realistic and if the seasons were occurring in real time. I would recommend people to read this book especially if they want to see the dif
Sami Frank
Sep 26, 2012 Sami Frank rated it really liked it
My all time favorite author, when it comes to poetry, is Robert Frost. I have always been fascinated with his poems and how detailed they can be to a reader. When I was a child, some of his poems were a little hard for me to understand. I think that is why Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost was published, along with many other authors that wrote poetry. It made the writing easier to understand, especially if I was at a younger age. I think this is a great series that can be brought into the c ...more
Shahar Eden
Mar 26, 2014 Shahar Eden rated it liked it
Shelves: content, poetry
Robert Frost is famous in many places outside of the US. I heard of him as a child learning in high school overseas. I like this collection because it has many different poems in different lengths and they go thought the changing seasons and I like that. Young children might find it a challenging book, but a great one overall.
Apr 27, 2015 Poiema rated it really liked it
The best poems of Robert Frost, selected with young people in mind and accompanied by glossy artwork. Words that are likely unfamiliar to children are defined in footnotes in an unobtrusive way. We enjoyed this volume and returned to it again and again through the years.
Feb 22, 2015 Brianna rated it it was amazing
I love Robert Frost, so when I found this book in the library I was so happy! This is a wonderful book to get children interested in poetry. I really enjoyed this book, and I think that his work is so fantastic; I am glad he reached out to kids to spread the wonders of poetry.
Jul 22, 2016 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
I didn't know why this was entitled "Poetry for Young People," because it is for grown-ups, too, and some of it a bit hard to understand. There are little explanations after each poem to aid with understanding however, so that may be why, plus it is in a series of books of poetry for young people. I enjoyed the poems and the paintings.
Nov 18, 2015 Juliet rated it really liked it
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This is a really neat book! I love the information at the front of the book all about Robert Frost's life. And the illustrations really tie in nicely with the poems all throughout. Definitely fun and a nice introduction for young readers to Robert Frost.
Feb 09, 2016 Lily rated it really liked it
This is a book of Robert Frost poems edited for children. The book is split into sections, each season. Each season has poems that go with it. I really enjoyed reading this book, and it is a great way to expose children to poetry,
Jul 27, 2016 JennLynn rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1-2016-my-books
A solid introduction to Frost's poetry, with appropriate explanatory notes. Includes some of his most popular pieces of course, but also some more obscure new treasures. A definite asset for a school or classroom library.
Liz Batt
This is an illustrated book of 25 Robert Frost poems. It groups the poems by Seasons and includes explanations of almost all of the poems without ruining the opportunity for individual interpretation. It also includes a wonderful biography of Robert Frost's life and accomplishments. The book includes many well known poems such as Birches and The Road Not Taken.
I enjoyed reading the poetry of this well known and well read author. The format of this book makes it very easy to interest young adult
Mar 28, 2013 Alexandra rated it liked it
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost is a collection of poems by Robert Frost. It is a short book that is not very dense, but is very thought-provoking. The book includes beautiful pictures on every page that help illustrate what the poem is about. In addition to the pictures, there are also a few sentences in smallish text at the bottom of the page for each poem. This text is very helpful for when you don't really understand what Frost is trying to say through his writing. Frost's poetry requi ...more
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Gary D. Schmidt is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels, including two Newbery Honor books. He lives on a farm in Alto, Michigan,with his wife and six children, where he splits wood, plants gardens, writes, feeds the wild cats that drop by and wishes that sometimes the sea breeze came that far inland. He is a Professor of English at Calvin College.

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