Birches by Robert Frost

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In this first picture-book version of Frost's popular poem, Ed Young has used his own powers of observation and imagination to create an extraordinary series of paintings that, rather than merely providing a literal interpretation, complement and extend Frost's work. Full-color illustrations.

About Robert Frost

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Robert Frost (1874–1963) is this country’s best-loved poet. His work epitomizes the American affinity for plain speaking, nature, and the land.Ed Young was born in China and spent his childhood in Shanghai. The illustrator of many books for children, he has received numerous awards, including a Caldecott Honor. Ed Young lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.Ted Rand has illustrated many books for children, including Knots on a Counting Rope, Here Are My Hands, and Barn Dance! He and his wife, writer Gloria Rand, live on Mercer Island in Washington State.
Published June 1, 1988 by Henry Holth & Co (J). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Young has painted a lovely series of watercolors to illustrate one of Frost's most familiar and beloved poems, but the end result is a disappointment.

Aug 10 1988 | Read Full Review of Birches

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By one of his close friends, this is a deeply appreciative impression of the man and the poet, Robert Frost.

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Publishers Weekly

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"Emotionally sound and visually arresting, Young's interpretation of Frost's work is one of unqualified beauty," wrote PW.

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Birches and Other Poems is a delightful collection of poems by Robert Frost.

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