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 sweet satisfaction 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.
This book isn’t text heavy, but the words are poetic and might be difficult for little ones to understand–I think adults will appreciate this one more. I love the illustrations, the concept, and the inspiring, well-know words of Robert Frost, “Two roads diverged in a wood…” The illustrations really tell the story.
Robert Lee Frost was born on March 26th 1874 in San Francisco, California and died on January 29th, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts. He won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and was bestowed a Congressional Gold Medal, “in recognition of his poetry, which enriched the culture of the United States and the philosophy of the world.” On July 22, 1961 he was named Poet laureate of Vermont. His popularity is unmatched in the annals of American poetry; by the end of his life he had achieved the iconic status of “living legend.”
<p>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!</p>