The runaway

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David R. Godine, Publisher,
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We Have Always encouraged Glenna Lang to choose and illustrate texts she finds particularly sympathetic. The results have been impressive, for her last three books (based on poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and lames Whitcomb Riley) have all gone into multiple printings.

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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