A Childs Garden of Verses

A Childs Garden of Verses

by Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Robinson
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A Childs Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Robinson

The enduring popularity of Robert Louis Stevensons A Child's Garden of Verses (1885) is testament to the poet's uncanny ability to evoke the child's viewpoint so truly that it has flourished for more than a century. We have paired the poems with Charles Robinson's 1896 illustrations, which reflect not only the Art Nouveau aesthetic of that time, but also Robinson's masterful draftsmanship.

Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), in addition to giving us the beloved  A Child's Garden of Verses, is also the author of such timeless works as Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. 

Charles Robinson (1870-1937) was born into a family of artists, and he and his brothers T. Heath and W. Heath carried on this fine tradition.  During his long and distinguished career Charles Robinson illustrated over 100 books, mostly for children, and was equally adept at line drawing and watercolors.  His black and white illustrations are no less exciting or vibrant than their color counterparts - such is Robinson's genius.  He was among the first to recognize the importance of book design and champion the book as a work of art in and of itself.    Though clearly influenced by the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements of his day, Charles Robinson was a true original and titan of children's illustration. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595833501
Publisher: Laughing Elephant
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Edition description: Enlarged
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a prolific Scottish poet and novelist in the 19th century. He was admired by many other authors, and his work includes The Black Arrow, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He died in 1894.

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa

Education:

Edinburgh University, 1875

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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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Boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope i like this book.is it good?request back.