Nicole Clark


Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Natalie S. Bober, Rebecca Gibbon, Poetry, Robert Frost, 20th Century Poets, Biography

Document Type

Book Review


Told from the point of view of his young daughter Leslie, Papa is a Poet provides a brief and lyrical snapshot of the life and personage of Robert Frost. Lines taken from Frost’s poetry are seamlessly woven into the narrative to tell the story of the family’s life on their New Hampshire farm, their move to England, and the first publishing of a book of Frost’s poetry upon their return to the United States. The detail with which their day-to-day life is described makes clear how Frost drew on what he saw and experienced all around him to write his now well-known and beloved poetry.