A Child's Garden of Verses
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... show more
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.
Pages no: 67
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 19th Century
, Picture Books
This was something that was a favorite of mine as a child, so it was a nice nostalgic trip re-reading it as an adult. I'm not generally a fan of poetry, but I enjoyed this quite a bit. The rhymes are pretty and I probably shouldn't really try to talk about poetry, because I have nothing to say on ...
Missing the 'right' time of your life to read certain books is a sad thing.
A 1001 CBYMRBYGU.I’m obligated to read all of Stevenson’s oeuvre. My school is named after this man.This book contains a variety of short poems for children written by RLS himself. The poems range from the proscriptive:“A child should always say what’s trueAnd speak when he is spoken to,And behave m...
I cannot find the correct edition - ours is ancient! I adore Wynken, Blinken and Nod and "How do you like to go up in the air, up in the air so high, oh I do think it is the...., ie the Swing song! They are my favorites.
I have to say that I don't love the poems in this collection and not just because some are old fashioned and/or culturally insensitive, but mainly because they just don't really appeal me all that much. BUT having said that the illustrations by Tasha Tudor are to die for! They are really the main r...