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"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, "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, Schmidt provides a brief note on some of the possible ways to read the lines....These nature poems show that poetry holds feelings and ideas that everyone can understand."--Booklist. "...superb; the poems introduced in a tone that is informative but not pedantic."--PW. "...satisfies in every way."--SLJ. "Include[s] both well-known favorites and those less often read or quoted. 'Mending Wall,' 'Birches,' 'The Road Not Taken' are essential Frost and all are here."--Quill & Quire. ". . . thoughtfully compiled and brilliantly illustrated."--Buzz Weekly. 48 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.


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"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, "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, Schmidt provides a brief note on some of the possible ways to read the lines....These nature poems show that poetry holds feelings and ideas that everyone can understand."--Booklist. "...superb; the poems introduced in a tone that is informative but not pedantic."--PW. "...satisfies in every way."--SLJ. "Include[s] both well-known favorites and those less often read or quoted. 'Mending Wall,' 'Birches,' 'The Road Not Taken' are essential Frost and all are here."--Quill & Quire. ". . . thoughtfully compiled and brilliantly illustrated."--Buzz Weekly. 48 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.

30 review for Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost

  1. 5 out of 5

    Colby S.

    I thought Poetry for Young People was an alright book, although the poems didn't really interest me. I liked how the book was about seasons, and nature, but overall I think the poems weren't really that good. I really liked the pictures that were in the book, I feel like the pictures go really well with what the poems are saying/trying to say. I think this book was okay but the poems weren't that interesting.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rain Misoa

    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 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 great poems in here as well. Like, "The Tuft of Flowers," "Going for Water," and "Out, Out--" In fact, all the poems are worth reading. Even the ones that I didn't enjoy as much. If you are a fan of poetry or Frost, definitely pick this up! This book even has footnotes by the editor that helps you understand the poems a lot better. Schmidt did a fantastic job in trying to describe what Frost was feeling or going through to better assist the reader in truly grasping what the poem is trying to portray. Another thing I enjoyed about this book were the illustrations. Henri Sorensen's art was brought to life by Frost's poems and vice versa. The landscapes, the mix and matches of colors, the imagery... it was all too beautiful. My words just fall flat compare to the beauty that is Sorensen's work. As I said, pick this book up. Even if you are not a child anymore, I think you could benefit from reading this. Poetry it a great way to exercise the mind. Especially if that poetry belongs to Frost. The artwork and the footnotes in this particular volume just enhances the experience. You will not be disappointed. I know I am glad I read this book after so many years! I will be encouraging my best friend to read this, that's for sure~ <3

  3. 5 out of 5

    Breanna Haynes

    Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost is a book that has a compilation of some of Robert Frosts most famous poems. I really enjoyed the way that the author arranged Frosts poems by different seasons. I also thought that the illustrations were beautiful and added so much to the story. Robert Frosts 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 a 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 a little bit hard for young children to understand. I do believe that young children would enjoy to hear to poems in a read aloud setting though, and I think it would be good to introduce them to this type of literature at an early age so that they can develop an appreciation for it. I think that this book would be great just for broadening students’ vocabulary skills, as well as their appreciation for different types of poetry. I’m not sure that I would make my students write this type of poetry if they did not want to because if can be sort of difficult.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Vetter

    Reading Level- 5.1 Guided Reading Level- 6.5 This book contains numerous poems from Robert Frost about the seasons of the year. The poem I chose is the famous "The Road Not Taken," which details the journey of taking the path less traveled. This book belongs to the poetry genre. Robert Frost is a famous poet who uses descriptive words and rhythmic flow to tells stories through poetry. Writing Trait: Sentence Fluency- This poem contains superb sentence fluency. Frost was deliberate in choosing words Reading Level- 5.1 Guided Reading Level- 6.5 This book contains numerous poems from Robert Frost about the seasons of the year. The poem I chose is the famous "The Road Not Taken," which details the journey of taking the path less traveled. This book belongs to the poetry genre. Robert Frost is a famous poet who uses descriptive words and rhythmic flow to tells stories through poetry. Writing Trait: Sentence Fluency- This poem contains superb sentence fluency. Frost was deliberate in choosing words that create rhythmic flow and effective sentences. Each stanza contains lines that follow a specific rhyming pattern (lines 1, 3, and 4 rhyme and lines 2 and 5 rhyme). The use of rhythmic flow allows for the sentences to be read and spoken in a very natural and fluent manner. Classroom Integration/Mentor Text: This poem can be used as a mentor text in a sixth grade classroom. When studying poetry, the teacher should read "The Road Not Taken" to the class. The class should then hold a grand discussion about the components of the poem, the sentence fluency, the use of rhyme, and the hidden meaning behind the words. Students' attention should also be brought to the organization of stanzas and sentence length, which aid in the sentence fluency. Students should be asked to create their own poems. During the creation of original poems, students should use "The Road Not Taken" as a mentor in organization, presentation, sentence fluency, ideas, and voice. Students can use a few or all of these writing traits in their own poems, but should look at "The Road Not Taken" as a guide for examples of the correct usage of these traits.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Emilie Guan

    A solid selection of Robert Frost poems split into four sections: summer, fall, winter, and spring. Frost mostly writes in a simplistic style about simple things in nature and life, definitely no purple prose about philosophical pondering (like the second part of the sentence I just wrote). But these poems have a strong undercurrent that make them very touching/profound/beautiful. Its a kind of clear and simple beauty that is hard for writers to develop and maybe not easy for all readers to A solid selection of Robert Frost poems split into four sections: summer, fall, winter, and spring. Frost mostly writes in a simplistic style about simple things in nature and life, definitely no purple prose about philosophical pondering (like the second part of the sentence I just wrote). But these poems have a strong undercurrent that make them very touching/profound/beautiful. It’s a kind of clear and simple beauty that is hard for writers to develop and maybe not easy for all readers to appreciate. But I really enjoyed reading these seasonal poems and look forward to reading more of Frost’s work. I actually haven’t read much pure poetry like poetry collections before, excluding novels written in verse. I think this is a really good starting place for people who want to try out poetry since the language/meaning (also Gary D. Schmidt shares some of his thoughts on the poems in a brief paragraph below each poem!) is not as obscure or ambiguous as some other types of poetry. Plus, most of the poems are 1-2 pages maximum, which makes it a quick and enjoyable read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    A charming introduction for kids to meet the poet Robert Frost and his poetry. It includes information about Frost's life that is a good introduction. The collection of his poetry includes some of his well known poems. The poems have been chosen for children ages 8 to 14 years. The illustrator has done an outstanding job of bringing the poems to life with his colors and drawings. The poems have definitions of words on the same page as the poem is on. This is a fantastic book. I wish I had this A charming introduction for kids to meet the poet Robert Frost and his poetry. It includes information about Frost's life that is a good introduction. The collection of his poetry includes some of his well known poems. The poems have been chosen for children ages 8 to 14 years. The illustrator has done an outstanding job of bringing the poems to life with his colors and drawings. The poems have definitions of words on the same page as the poem is on. This is a fantastic book. I wish I had this book of poetry to read when I was a child. I think it's a great introduction of Frost's poetry for any age. Don't miss out! Disclaimer: I received an arc of this book free from the author/publisher from Netgalley. I was not obliged to write a favorable review, or even any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

    Summary: A compilation of some of Robert Frost's most well-known poems categorized by the seasons of the year. Evaluation: This anthology is well edited and the chosen poems are appropriate for elementary aged children. The supplemental information about each poem, and about Frost, is a nice addition, as are the illustrations that support each poem and help the reader visualize what Frost was writing about. Teacher Recommendation: I can see myself using this anthology to foster an appreciation and Summary: A compilation of some of Robert Frost's most well-known poems categorized by the seasons of the year. Evaluation: This anthology is well edited and the chosen poems are appropriate for elementary aged children. The supplemental information about each poem, and about Frost, is a nice addition, as are the illustrations that support each poem and help the reader visualize what Frost was writing about. Teacher Recommendation: I can see myself using this anthology to foster an appreciation and understanding of poetry. Robert Frost's prose is rich and deep, yet easily accessible by younger students due to the subject nature. These poems could be used to learn about metaphor, simile, analogy, mood, voice, tone, and the list goes on....

  8. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    I wasn't sure if I would like this setting of these poems. But I loved it. The watercolors really fit with the feel of the poetry, and the extra text was small and unobtrusive, and sometimes gave historical content I appreciated. I skipped reading one especially sad poem with my kids because I just wasn't feeling it that day (farmhand death), but very much enjoyed everything else. These poems are relatively short, and I feel like the nature theme running through them really does make them I wasn't sure if I would like this setting of these poems. But I loved it. The watercolors really fit with the feel of the poetry, and the extra text was small and unobtrusive, and sometimes gave historical content I appreciated. I skipped reading one especially sad poem with my kids because I just wasn't feeling it that day (farmhand death), but very much enjoyed everything else. These poems are relatively short, and I feel like the nature theme running through them really does make them accessible to all ages. My favorite was "In Hardwood Groves."

  9. 4 out of 5

    Scar

    Lovely poetry. I admired and studied the structure, reading most poems over and over again. Robert Frost's story of the struggling writer being rejected many times before recognition then popularity in a boom after is not an uncommon one. It takes perseverance to keep going when rejected so many times, but had he stopped we would not have the joy of his art. "The Road Not Taken" was one I enjoyed particularly. I enjoyed the paired line rhyme structure in "A Late Walk" I must say I would love a Lovely poetry. I admired and studied the structure, reading most poems over and over again. Robert Frost's story of the struggling writer being rejected many times before recognition then popularity in a boom after is not an uncommon one. It takes perseverance to keep going when rejected so many times, but had he stopped we would not have the joy of his art. "The Road Not Taken" was one I enjoyed particularly. I enjoyed the paired line rhyme structure in "A Late Walk" I must say I would love a discussion of "Out, Out-"

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey Greer

    Robert Frost was a poet my Grandmother used to first expose me to poetry, to teach me to read. I have a fondness & a soft spot for Robert Frost because of her, along with many other classic poets. This is a great book for exposing children to classic poetry. These poems are arranged by season & the illutrations are stunning. They add to the poetry beautifully. This is a book that I feel needs to be in my classroom, no matter the age group.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    Another entry in this wonderful series. It's probably just me, but this one seems a little workmanlike. Neither Dust of Snow nor Fire & Ice were included. None of the long narrative 'ballads' were represented. The illustrator didn't seem to have a sufficient connection of the heart with the poems, or with Frost, but simply painted lots of trees.... Ah, I'm complaining too much. It really is recommendable... as is the entire series, which I will continue to read.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cecily Tordoff

    This a great series of poems, split up into the different seasons of the year. The beautiful language captures the beauty of nature and its surroundings. This would be great for children as an introduction of the techniques involved in writing poetry, accompanied with nice illustrations. This could be used with both older and younger children.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jenna Haworth

    This is a gorgeous book for older elementary level children to instruct on poetry or for children who are poetry lovers. Each poem is based in appreciating nature and organized by season. It is a very well structured anthology with gorgeous illustrations that amaze you to look through because how delicate and lifelike they appear.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Poetry This collection of Robert Frost's poems is organized by season and is easily accessible, making it appropriate for many levels of readers. There is a thorough introduction of Robert Frost and each page contains a few sentences contributed by the author to help readers fully engage in the poems. Second through Sixth Grade

  15. 4 out of 5

    Gracie Howard

    I was expecting this to be more of a children's poetry book with a plot, but it is more so a collection of poetry. I think the poems are extremely well written, but I believe the illustrations could have been a bit better seeing as it is a book for children.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Julia Blake

    We enjoyed this collection. The paintings were nice, and I liked the seasonal themes. I was very surprised to discover that Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening was not included. It is one of my favorites!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Autumn T

    Amazing introduction to Robert frosts life, packed with information about him and his family. Fun book with great illustrations, and short informative descriptions at the end of each poem. I can't wait to read the next poetry for young people book!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Whole And

    Excellent introduction to the works of Robert Frost to be explored with young children. A book for all seasons, poems to imprint the heart and know for always. I appreciate the short intentional descriptions at the end of each poem. Well done with beautiful illustrations.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Emilee B.

    I greatly enjoyed this book of poetry. I love Robert Frost's poetry! This book was full of great poems. It was a very quick read. I love the fact that most of the poems are about nature, and that the poems are separated into seasons. Overall I would recommend this book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Madison Rene'

    I loved reading this with my friend's daughter. It was a great collection and she had awesome commentary and questions too! So this was an excellent book to get young people interested in poetry and critical/creative thinking

  21. 4 out of 5

    Child960801

    I read this to the children. We all enjoyed it alright. The illustrations are pretty and the poetry gives a great sense of place. There is a page of biography at the start and little notes at the bottoms of each poem.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rose Mary Turner

    Based off of the four seasons, a small collection of poems are perfect for young readers

  23. 5 out of 5

    Katya Lazukina

    A handful of poems about the different seasons. Beautiful watercolor art. The poems where longer for older children (not rhyming), but the use of the senses were spectacular.

  24. 5 out of 5

    LaRae Steen

    Happy Birthday, Robert Frost - March 26, 1874

  25. 4 out of 5

    Samuel James Griffin

    Best book of poetry deep in powering. Attacks a lot of problems

  26. 5 out of 5

    Laura Verret

    The lovely water color style illustrations in this book make it a perfect introduction to the works of Robert Frost for young readers. I look forward to finding more books from this series.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ammie

    We really love this series. This book will now move to our seasonal section.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Eryani N. Yulita

    I started liking to read poems and I remember I really liked one of Robert Frost's poem titled The Road Not Taken. Because of that, I decided to refresh my mind again by reading this book that compiles Robert Frost's poems by seasons of the year. There are poems of Summer, Autumn, Winter and then Spring. This is actually a great book for young people to read poems and it is quite fun to keep pace with the flow of the seasons. My favorite chapter is definitely the poems of Autumn, there was a I started liking to read poems and I remember I really liked one of Robert Frost's poem titled The Road Not Taken. Because of that, I decided to refresh my mind again by reading this book that compiles Robert Frost's poems by seasons of the year. There are poems of Summer, Autumn, Winter and then Spring. This is actually a great book for young people to read poems and it is quite fun to keep pace with the flow of the seasons. My favorite chapter is definitely the poems of Autumn, there was a feeling of wistful and tranquil on the Autumn poems.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Melanie Forbush

    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 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 much unexplored and exhibited in the world today. It is a great introduction to young people who do not have a great understanding of poetry or of Robert Frost because with each poem, Schmidt includes a brief and easy-to-understand explanation of the poem and an interpretation about what Frost is trying to portray about human nature. I learn from reading the poems, and reading Schmidt's explanations, that Frost often brings two images together, two things that the reader would not normally expect to find paired. At the same time, he uses those images as a metaphor for items often located around us but that we don't often take the time to look. It is as if he is trying to ask us, what do you see? Additionally, while examining the rhythm of his poetry, he often rights in couplets or rhyming lines as well as rhythms that mirror the subject of the poem. For example, in "The Wood Pile," the back and forth rhythm of his phrases in each verse sounds like a saw cutting wood back and forth. It depicts the beautiful language that Frost is so well known for. Plus, it includes my favorite poem "The Road Not Taken." I would recommend this novel to any young adult not very familiar with poetry but is looking for a good introduction to what poetry has to offer them. The short explanations shed a lot of light on what one can learn from his poems.

  30. 5 out of 5

    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 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 full of meaning, one of my favorite poems has always been The Road Not Taken. The Illustrations in this book really enhance the poems, even though they are seemingly simple images. The Illustrations consist of abstract paintings, that just capture the essence of the season you are in (in the poem). For example in a "A Patch of Old Snow" in the image you see a patch of snow amongst naked trees, and you can almost feel the cool breeze and fresh air, because of the illustration. Something else that is really neat about this book is the way it is set up for children, there is a short explanation of each poem at the bottom, this enables children to better understand the main concept of the poems. This is really good for children, poetry is important as it requires young children to critically think about the selective words used in the poem and what the poet is trying to say, its more complicated than a picturebook and therefore more stimulating for their minds.

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