Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
*Goodreads Rating 4.4*
Author: Robert Frost
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."
Written by Robert Frost in 1922, and first published in 1923, the poem that begins "Whose woods these are I think I know" surely holds a special place in American hearts. Frost was a poet who could and did speak to everyone, but rarely more memorably than in this evocation of the quiet delights of winter.
In this first picture book version of Robert Frost's classic poem, Susan Jeffers adds exactly the right visual dimension with the exquisite details and sweeping backgrounds of her frosty New England scenes.
And the kindly rotund figure with his "promises to keep" lends both humor and a Christmas feeling that should great enhance the enjoyment of the book. It is truly one to share with the whole family.