Here she turns her talents to a lesser-known poem by one of our most beloved poets: Robert Frost's "The Runaway." As with most Frost poems, the outer shell of the narrative is simple: we witness a young colt, apparently abandoned by its mother, in a flinty New England hillside and with winter closing in. Children (especially young children) will love the expressive spreads of the young colt, the mare, and the subtle slide of autumn into winter. Adults will find (typical of Frost) more somber layers to the poem that go well beyond the simple story line.
This is a large-format, full-color picture book, and it is highly recommended (as are all the Lang titles) for reading aloud with a child on your lap -- both for the power and rhythms of Frost's language and for the visual delight of Lang's artwork.
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|Grouping Author||frost robert|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-02 04:18:45AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-03-25 04:43:32AM|
|author||Frost, Robert, 1874-1963.|
|detailed_location_santafe||Main Childrens Picture Book|
|display_description||A poem about a colt frightened by falling snow.|
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|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|record_details||ils:.b11885828|Book|Books||English|David R. Godine, Publisher,|1998.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.|
|subject_facet||American poetry, Horses -- Poetry|
|title_full||The runaway / Robert Frost ; illustrations by Glenna Lang|
|topic_facet||American poetry, Horses|