A Child's Garden of Verses

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Feb 1, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 72 pages
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Here is a delightful look at childhood, written by master poet and storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson. In this collection of sixty-six poems, Stevenson recalls the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to waiting for the lamplighter, to sailing off to foreign lands in his imagination. Tasha Tudor's watercolor paintings evoke a simpler time in the past, and celebrate two of the things she loves most -- children and nature. Her talents are the perfect match for these inspiring poems, making this a handsome gift edition that will be cherished by families for generations.

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A wonderful book to read to children

User Review  - lev123456 - Overstock.com

I havent seen this edition but I grew up on these verses. I loved them and think that reading to children when they are infants inspires a love or words as they grow. It certainly did for me. Read full review

A Childs Garden of Verses

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Reading this poems brought back childhood memories. Hopefully I will be making memories for my two little grandchildren Julian and Eva. Read full review


Whole Duty of Children
Where Go the Boats?
Escape at Bedtime

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About the author (1999)

Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850. He spent his childhood in Edinburgh, Scotland, but traveled widely in the United States and throughout the South Seas. The author of many novels, including The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, and Treasure Island, he died in 1894.

Tasha Tudor (1915–2008) was a Caldecott artist with more than ninety books to her credit. She was known across the world for her glowing watercolor depictions of the American rural scene of a century ago and for her exquisite paintings of children, flowers, and animals. Tasha Tudor was also the illustrator of A Child’s Garden of Verses, The Night Before Christmas, The Springs of Joy, A Tale for Easter, A Time to Keep, The Dolls’ Christmas, All for Love, Pumpkin Moonshine, A is for Annabelle, and 1 is One, a Caldecott Honor Book.

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