Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost, Vivian Mineker (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars
I am in awe of how beautifully this book captures the majesty and mystery of Robert Frost’s poem. The narrator stops in the woods to reminisce about his life, and he is visited by the ghostly memories of his family and friends who have departed. They all come vividly back to him. He cherishes those memories of the people he has lost. He has one of those moments of inspiration when you realize that your journey has led you to a place of beauty and heart’s ease; all these things are explored in this lovely picture book.
The artwork is warm and welcoming despite the chill of the snowy scenes, inviting the reader into the story of a man who is looking back on his life. The illustrations are beautifully colored in blues and greys as the snow falls among the trees. The man himself stands out in a red coat against the backdrop of the winter woodland.
I am completely enchanted with this lovely book! I almost cried reading this, because it touches your heart in a special way.
Even though it’s a picture book, this would make a delightful gift for an adult who loves Robert Frost’s poetry. And it’s a great way to introduce Frost’s poetry to children as well.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.