A Child's Garden of Verses: A Classic Illustrated edition

A Child's Garden of Verses: A Classic Illustrated edition


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780877016083
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 08/28/1989
Series: Classic Illustrated Series
Pages: 124
Sales rank: 52,598
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 12 Years

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), a Scottish author of novels, poems, and essays, is best known for the classic books Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson remains popular for his celebrated contributions to the adventure and horror genres.

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

Table of Contents

Bed in Summer9
A Thought10
At the Seaside11
Young Night Thought12
Whole Duty of Children13
Pirate Story16
Foreign Lands18
Windy Nights20
Looking Forward24
A Good Play25
Where Go the Boats26
Auntie's Skirts27
The Land of Counterpane29
The Land of Nod30
My Shadow32
A Good Boy36
Escape at Bedtime38
Marching Song40
The Cow42
Happy Thought44
The Wind46
Keepsake Mill48
Good and Bad Children49
Foreign Children50
The Sun's Travels52
The Lamplighter53
My Bed is a Boat54
The Moon57
The Swing58
Time to Rise59
Looking-Glass River60
Fairy Bread62
From a Railway Carriage64
The Hayloft66
Farewell to the Farm68
North-West Passage
1Good Night69
2Shadow March70
3In Port71
The Child Alone
The Unseen Playmate74
My Ship and I75
My Kingdom76
Picture Books in Winter78
My Treasures80
Block City81
The Land of Storybooks82
Armies in the Fire84
The Little Land86
Garden Days
Night and Day90
Nest Eggs92
The Flowers94
Summer Sun96
The Dumb Soldier98
Autumn Fires100
The Gardener102
Historical Associations104
To Willie and Henrietta106
To my Mother107
To Auntie108
To Minnie110
To my Name-Child113
To any Reader116
Robert Louis Stevenson120
A Short Biography

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BOOKLIST, Starred Review, November 1, 1989
The poems are oh-so familiar and the artwork extends the nostalgia; yet Cooper Edens' conception, choice of illustration, and the juxtaposition of the art and text on the page bring a new appreciation of both words and pictures. More than 100 selections from illustrators from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries grace the crisp white pages in a pleasing mix of full color and black and white. The works, mostly taken from previously illustrated editions of Stevenson's famous collection, are by such well-known artists as Jessie Wilcox Smith, Charles Robinson, H. Willebeek Le Mair, Margaret Tarrant, and Willy Pogany. Sources and a short biography of the poet are appended. M. Dibdin Spooner's painting for "The Land of Counterpane" appears on the dust jacket, making an enticing invitation to enter Stevenson's rich and magical world; those who respond will cherish the experience.

REDBOOK, 10 Best New Picturebooks for Kids
First published in 1885, Stevenson's classic collection has never gone out of print. This glorious new edition includes 64 evocative poems, over 100 timeless illustrations and a one-page biography of the well-loved author. It is a stunning treasury that belongs in every child's library.

AMERICAN BOOKSELLER, Pick of the Lists, August 1989
Drawing generously from many of the great illustrated editions of the past hundred years, this lavish version of the classic treasury makes an excellent gift.

Top Ten Picture Books of the Year Redbook

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A Child's Garden of Verses: A Classic Illustrated Edition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
msbunnyNH More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as a child, and really do give it as a gift quite often. It's fun to read to a young child, and for them to read later on their own. This edition has the best illustrations, don't settle for any other!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used to read the full copy to my nieces. When my daughter was born, I searched for another full copy. Only the board book was available at the time so I bought it, figuring the highlights were better than nothing. I'm still buying the full copy because some of my favorite verses aren't included in this version. But a great start if you haven't read this before. And the board book format is a hit with the little ones.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a copy of this book (The full version) that was printed in around 1916, it is falling apart at the bindings because of being read so much. A lot of the reading was before my time, but a lot was after as well. I am twenty now, and I still enjoy reading this book. My mother read it to me before I could read it myself. I have quite a few of the poems memorized, and I look forward to reading this to my neice and my children when I have my own. Buy this book and read it to little ones of all ages, it is wonderful and amazing.
MaryLamb More than 1 year ago
I love to give this particular book as a baby gift because it's beautifully and colorfully illustrated, it's just the right size, and it has some of the world's most loved children's poems. The baby's - and parent's - appreciation for the book grows as the child does, and there is more for him or her to notice.
empeegee More than 1 year ago
Like others here, I love this book; I began reading it to my son when he was an infant. It's my favorite thing to give to a new baby. I have at least 35 copies of it, including a very fine Jessie Willcox Smith illustrated one - - I even have the Dover coloring book. I think it a perfect gift for a new baby, in fact that's why I'm here.
poetry4life More than 1 year ago
I love these poems but the back binding was crumpled. I did not notice this until I had already given it to my granddaughter.
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I bought this as a gift for an adult collector. I consider it a classic and therefore collectible for any bibliophile.
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