You come too : favorite poems for young readers

by Robert Frost

Paperback, 1967

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New York : Holt, c1967.

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A collection of poems chosen by Frost to be read and enjoyed by children (and their elders), including "Acquainted with the Night," "A Patch of Old Snow," "Not of School Age," and "Mending Wall."

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LibraryThing member LDGardner
This book is a not-too-intimidating introduction to some of Frost’s famous poems, featuring THE most famous lines pulled out as side quotes. The illustrations are few and simple (in fact, they are wood engravings by Thomas Nason), but they are exactly what should go with such classical poetry! I would definitely use this book if I taught upper elementary or middle school.… (more)
LibraryThing member klordy66
Use for many grade levels. Younger children will enjoy hearing the rhyming of poetry. Older children can be introduced to the structure and types of poems. This book is a compilation of some of Robert Frost's timeless poetry. Addresses hardships, emotions, tales of reality, nature. Each poem addresses a number of issues. In younger classrooms, read aloud and have children draw pictures. In older classrooms, dissect and discuss the structure of poems. Also discuss content of poems and have students write their own poems.… (more)
LibraryThing member AuntieClio
There's a part of me which believes I'm somehow missing out if I haven't read most of some "canon" and don't enjoy a lot of poetry. This part of me thinks that the more I expose myself to these things, the better rounded I'll be. That's all true enough, as far as it goes.

But somehow, there's this expectation that I should like everything I read from these supposed canons. And the plain truth is, that sometimes I don't like what I've read and, even more frequently, don't quite understand what the hullabaloo is about. And yet, I keep trying, because it does contribute to who I am and how my views are shaped.

I understand that Robert Frost is a big deal in American poetry. I grew up on "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Eve" and "The Road Not Taken." I wanted to get beyond what's taught in every Intro to English and Lit class. I wanted to understand what in Frost's body of work made him a big deal.

You Come Too is a collection of Frost's favorite poetry for young readers and I wanted so much to read and connect, as I did with Howl. Sadly, aside from a few poems like ("Acquaintance with the Night"), the connection was tenuous.

Maybe the best I can say is that it's just not for me, and that's okay. I am better for the experience of having read this collection, and not at all sorry that I took the time.
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LibraryThing member bcrowl399
What's not to like? Robert Frost poems.....timeless.

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