Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Illustrator: P.J. Lynch

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 4+

Picture Storybooks

An exquisite picture book based on Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" illustrated by master artist, P. J. Lynch.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Award-winning artist-author P.J. Lynch brings Robert Frost's iconic poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" to life with his atmospheric and exquisitely detailed illustrations. The horse and its mysterious rider are expertly rendered against the striking background of a dark woods shrouded in snow. This edition is the perfect gift for adults and children alike.


P.J. Lynch, one of the most accomplished children’s book creators working today, has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and the Christopher Medal three times. He is the author-illustrator of The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland’s Good Fortune. His meticulous research brings impeccable detail to the twenty books he has illustrated, including The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski, When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Mysterious Traveller by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, and The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer. Find him online at, on Twitter as @PJLynchArt and on Instagram as @pjlynchgallery.


Lynch illustrates Robert Frost’s classic poem with moody, snow-filled watercolor and gouache landscapes. . . . Rendered in a palette of blues and greens, Lynch’s illustrations artfully match the quiet, building depth of Frost’s work.

Publishers Weekly

Lynch has done a marvelous job slowing the pace of the poem down by spreading its text out in small pieces and augmenting the rich language with illustrations, which will make it easier to absorb the sensory details so quietly evoked by the words. . . . a gorgeous rendering that will bring the poem to life for a new generation and even encourage young poets to stop and notice their world with a lyrical, illustrative lens.

School Library Journal

The illustrations bring the poem to life.

School Library Connection

The value of a book like this is that it introduces young children to a poem they will almost certainly encounter again, inculcating a fondness that should later feel like warm recognition.

The Wall Street Journal

This picture-book features stunning images by award-winning illustrator P.J. Lynch that bring the wintery words to life. Just in time for the beloved poem’s centennial, the detailed illustrations will evoke the poem’s timeless snowy setting on the outskirts of a small village, and might even have your kiddo reciting its iconic lines in no time.


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