Author: Robert Frost

Illustrator: Ed Young

Publisher: http://us.macmillan.com/birches

Publication Date: 1988

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Gr. K-5

Awards: IRA-CBC Children's Choices

Overview: The warm words of Robert Frost have been laid down next to beautiful watercolors, expanding ones understanding of the text. This emotionally captivating story about a boy who climbs birch trees has a subtle splendor to it.

Activity: Give students pieces of the poem and have them draw their own illustrations for the text. Once you have collected all the pieces of the poem put them together into its own book that your class will be able to have.

Reviewer’s Name: Kristin Gowing