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Selected Works

“Natalie Bober’s Thomas Jefferson is a gift to us all She makes him present, alive, and accessible: a man of intellect,feeling, grief, purpose, and great imagination.”
--Ken Burns, Documentarian
“This well researched biography provides an intimate portrait of a unique individual while also reflecting the tenor and times of the 18th century.”
--Starred, School Library Journal
“In a stunning biography that brings a legend alive, Bober uses interviews, letters, and Frost’s own poetry to depict the conditions and the events that gave rise to his restless spirit. A passionate book does justice to an American giant.”
--Language Arts
“This book demonstrates how history should be written. Award-winning author Bober’s account is a gift to young readers – a history book too good to put down…. Bober’s reputation for writing readable history with appeal for young readers shines with this book."
Poetry Anthology
Poems to spark the imagination of a young child

A Restless Spirit: The Story of Robert Frost

Robert Frost’s life-long love affair with the craft of writing is the quality about him that speaks most eloquently to me. It is the deceptive simplicity of his style that intrigues me. His poetry appears simple, but the writing of it must have been anything but simple. Indeed, the extraordinary effort and determination he put forth to perfect his technique allowed him to forge a new and original world of poetic art.

In writing about him, I sought to answer the question: how was his poetry an outgrowth of the life he lived? I knew I had to make my readers see him as more than a gentle old New England poet. He was a man who had struggled against tremendous odds and great personal tragedy to do what he knew he had to do. When Frost was young he had the courage to start on nothing more than a dream and faith in himself. He understood that he had to trust his own feelings and recognize his own pattern. All his life he gently but firmly refused to conform. He made what he called “the reckless choice” and took “the road less traveled by” to become one of the finest voices in American poetry.