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What Will You Read Next?

The Road Not Taken

9781641701075

Familius
Available: 03/01/19
9 x 11 · 32 pages
Ages 5-8 years
9781641701075
CDN $25.99 · cl
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Robert Frost

illustrated by Vivian Mineker

For all of life's adventures comes this beautifully illustrated companion inspired by Robert Frost's perennial poem The Road Not Taken." Heartwarming illustrations of a young boy journeying through a yellow wood accompany the original text of the poem. When a fork in the road arises for the boy, so too does the first of life's many choices. And as the poem progresses, so does the boy's life: college, career, marriage, family, loss, and, by journey's end, the sweetsatisfaction of a life fully lived. The first children's book ever made of Frost's famous poem, this moving presentation makes an inspiring gift for graduation, marriage, career moves, and all of life's exciting roads.
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Robert Frost is one of America's most beloved poets. Born in 1874 in San Francisco, California, he spent most of his life in rural New England. His poems frequently drew on his rural surroundings to teach deeper principles on life. Some of his most famous poems include Mending Wall," "Birches," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and "The Road Not Taken" featured in this book. By his passing in 1963, Frost had been awarded four Pulitzer Prizes forpoetry, received the Congressional Gold Medal, and been nominated thirty-one times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Vivian Mineker is a Taiwanese American from Taipei and Portland, OR, currently living in Slovenia. She works as a freelance illustrator. Her style is a bit quirky, fun, and sweet, with a modern feel. Her process usually starts with watercolor and colored pencils and finishes on the computer for fine details and adjustments. She's always loved to draw and make up stories and characters, so it's been a wonderful journey getting to the place where she is now!


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