Robert Frost remains one of America's favorite poets. This four-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet had many young friends throughout his life, and saw this compilation of work as a labor of love for that audience. Frost spent most of his time on his New Hampshire farm or in England, surrounding himself with the splendors of nature. Being a poet who was loved and respected by the American public, Frost was honored by his appointment in 1958 as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, and later invited to speak at President John F. Kennedy's inauguration ��� a first for an American poet. Being a poet of great passion, Frost had the gifted ability to communicate with his young readers in an exceptional way. This collection of poetry is more accessible for older children.
Frost's poetry is widely read and enjoyed for his affection for nature, as well as his serene tone and plainspoken language. Illustrations by Thomas Nason enhance Frost's themes of nature. Selections are enlightening and beautifully written.