A Child's Garden of Verses, Illustrated

A Child's Garden of Verses, Illustrated

by Robert Louis Stevenson
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A Child's Garden of Verses, Illustrated by Robert Louis Stevenson

This classic treasury by Robert Louis Stevenson invites children to take their first steps into the immense world that lies before them. Illustrated with more than 100 pictures by the most distinguished children's book illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this stunning edition brings together some of the world's best-loved poems and most enchanting art.

Lavishly illustrated, this collection contains all the poems that appeared in the original edition published more than a century ago. Children's imaginations can roam freely through simple, evocative verses that explore the wonders of exotic lands, the magic of day passing into night, the sheer joy of swinging through the sun-filled air, and the coziness of dreaming in front of a fire on a winter's night. The pictures, brimming with color and lush detail, brilliantly capture this universal splendor of a child's imaginative world.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940000737330
Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date: 10/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 494,731
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Poet and novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was the author of a number of classic books for young readers, including Treasure Island , Kidnapped, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Mr. Stevenson was often ill as a child and spent much of his youth confined to his nursery, where he first began to compose stories even before he could read, and where he was cared for by his nanny, Alison Cunningham, to whom A Child's Garden of Verses is dedicated.

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa


Edinburgh University, 1875

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A Child's Garden of Verses. ILLUSTRATED. 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
RiverD More than 1 year ago
I've long since lost the copy I had as a child, much to my dismay, and I am THRILLED to see that I can still acquire this book again. Never since have I seen such wonderful poetry for children as what Robert Louis Stevenson did. And the illustrations that were in the copy that I had (put out by Little Golden Books) were so lush and beautiful, they captured the poems so magically that it was easy for me to see what the poems were talking about as a child. This is something I am VERY much looking forward to reading to my own children.
Vickie Cooley More than 1 year ago
classic poems. I remember memorizing poems from this collection in second grade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book of verse is one of my favorites. My brother, who is twenty yers older gave this book to me as a young child. I do not know if I love it so because he gave it to me or if I love the poems. Perhaps the truth lies somewhere in the middle. He went on to give me a album recording of Treasure Island. I played that record till I wore the grooves out. So perhaps I loved Robert Louis Stevenson's work because of my brother afterall.
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