From School Library Journal
Grade 5–8—In this insightful biography, Wooten recounts Frost's difficult life from his childhood with an abusive, alcoholic father, through his many financial challenges as he tried to establish a career, to his constant struggle with shyness and depression. While the author mentions books and poems that Frost published, she does not analyze or critique them. Her book is thoroughly researched, and she references thoughts and events included in the narration; a few interesting sidebars further explain material in the text. Several well-chosen photographs, mostly black and white, are also included. This is a good choice for students who might be intimidated by Peggy Caravantes's somewhat longer Deep Woods: The Story of Robert Frost
(Morgan Reynolds, 2006), which is also well written.—Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT
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