A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child's Garden of Verses

by Robert Stevenson
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A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Stevenson

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 - 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479284337
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1850, the only son of a wealthy engineer. His childhood was plagued by illness, making regular schooling impossible. He went to Edinburgh University at the age of 17 to study law, then spent the rest of his life traveling, trying to find a healthy climate. In 1876 he met a married woman, Fanny Osbourne, whom he followed to America and married after her divorce in 1880. Stevenson was a lively man of strong words and feelings, who decided to become a writer in his teens. His career took off when he published accounts of his travels. In 1881 he began Treasure Island, which was to make him famous when it was published in 1883. He started A Child's Garden of Verses while working on Treasure Island and revised it during a stay in England after 1884, when he also wrote Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He died suddenly in the South Seas in 1894.

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A child's garden of verses 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This classic Stevenson compilation, contrary to the description, has numerous scanning errors which make many of the poems illegible. The drawings are fabulous and given that it's a free version, it may be worthwhile to download just for the drawings. But if you want to read the poems with your children (which I highly recommend), then you should purchase a different version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are so many if these books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe that any book that has to do with a life lesson deserves to have a good review but this one deserves a special review because it teaches young children the meaning of life and the way they can live it to the fullist and you cant say that about many books but this one you can
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book of poems,i like to reading them to my son as he falls asleep for the night he is 5
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Horrible DON'T GET
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Boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope i like this book.is it good?request back.