Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Night – Robert Frost (illus. Susan Jeffers)

book267Based on a snippet of American poet’s Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods…” is a charming and rather old-fashioned book perfect for quiet and peaceful reading. I would think that quite a few people have heard of this poem’s first line and it’s a familiar landmark on school reading lists, but don’t let that stop you from picking up this book. It’s the illustrations that bring new life to this poem, and are all completed in pen/pencil and ink with just a splash of color here and there which helps to emphasize the solitude and hush of a snowfall in the country.

It’s the pictures that make this poem new and magical again, and it’s a perfect read for a reflective winter night. It seems to capture the peaceful feel of snow perfectly!
(And then – it hasn’t snowed for ages, and we had a snowy weekend. Nice change in the weather, and even better that it went away after a while! Addendum: It’s back now.)

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