Stopping by woods on a snowy evening

Robert Frost, 1874-1963

Book - 1978

Illustrations of wintry scenes accompany each line of the well-known poem.

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Series
Reading Rainbow review book
Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Dutton [1978]
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : ill. ; 27 cm
ISBN
9780525467342
0525401156
Main Author
Robert Frost, 1874-1963 (-)
Other Authors
Susan Jeffers (illustrator)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening with Susan Jeffers's 1978 illustrations plays up a festive family atmosphere. Jeffers warms the snowy b&w scenes by accenting coats, blankets and birds with muted colors. A frosty vellum cover evokes a wintry feel. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Originally published in 1978, this reissued version and special gift edition with three new spreads and vellum jacket captures the beauty of a wintry eve in New England.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Color illustrations enhance Robert Frost's familiar evocation of the quiet delights of winter and the thoughts that they provoke.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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 quiet delights of winter. The handsome new vellum jacket will attract new and old fans as it evokes a frost-covered windowpane. This celebration of a season makes an ideal holiday gift for a child, a teacher, or a host. Robert Frost (1874-1963) is one of America's most celebrated poets and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Susan Jeffers is the illustrator of such distinguished picture books as Three Jovial Huntsmen, a Caldecott Honor Book; Rachel Field's Hitty; and the ABBY Award-winning Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, which was also a New York Times best-seller.